Onome Ebi, Super Falcons captain, has dismissed reports that the team plans to boycott World Cup matches in protest of unpaid bonuses.
In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ebi was quoted as saying she has “no idea” of such a plan.
She said the team “never had any such conversations”, adding that the squad is focused on training.
“I have no idea where that (boycott) is coming from. We (the players) never had any such conversations as regards that; we are good with training and ready for the World Cup,” Ebi disclosed this at the team’s training camp in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday morning.
The defender who is featuring in her sixth FIFA World Cup finals, added that the team’s training sessions have been intense but interesting, as they look forward to their Group B encounters against Olympic champions Canada, co-hosts Australia, and debutants Republic of Ireland.
“The sessions have been intense, motivating, and okay. The girls are in good shape, in good spirits, and ready to go. The training speaks for itself as regards the mood in camp because this is what I bargained for.
“The players are meeting up with physical and tactical aspects of training; the mood is okay.”