Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi, has denied that she has been declining suitors despite her age as she said she is yet to see the best man for her.
Speaking recently to the media, the Henan Huishang of Chinese Women’s Super League defender said in as much as she is not looking for Mr. Perfect she must get someone that will suit her personality.
She revealed that she derived joy and happiness through her life and God has been helping her to be what she is at the moment.
“I have not been declining suitors, the truth is, it is up to what I want and I think I have not come across such man like I wanted,” she said.
“I am not saying Mr. Right because you don’t find right persons these days, you just have to get the person and turn it to the right person, I have not come across someone I will love to spend the rest of my days with, when the time comes, everyone will see.
“I am still looking good and stunning because I have rest of mind, playing good and knowing fully well that at my age, I am still doing great for myself.
“People feel I am getting old but for me I know I am still pretty young, although I always give thanks to God because it is not easy, I will be 37 this year and obviously, I doesn’t look it, so I am grateful to God.”
Speaking further, Onome said she would continue to represents the country as long as her strength could take as she believe she still have a lot to offer the national team.
“People have been asking when I am going to retire; my answer always is that everything is up to God.
“If I am still fit and playing at top level, I will continue to play, not that I will block the way for those coming behind, but I know I can continue to bring value to the team coupled with my experience. I am still good to, but when I see that I am getting tired, I can then retire.”
Apart from playing at five different FIFA World Cups, she has been to six consecutive African Women’s Championship, winning the tournament four times.
By: Hanifat Mustapha