Former Opals captain Jenna O’Hea backs Nigeria allegations

A shocking accusation surrounding the ugly exit of former Opals superstar Liz Cambage has been backed by ex-captain Jenna O’Hea.

Cambage cited mental health reasons when she pulled out of Australia’s Tokyo Olympics campaign on the eve of the Games, but the full context of her departure remained murky.

When ABC Offsiders host Kelli Underwood asked O’Hea a disturbing question on the Sunday show, the former skipper said the allegation was true.

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A shocking accusation regarding Liz Cambage (pictured) has received the emphatic backing of former Opals captain Jenna O’Hea. (Getty)

“It all started in that training game or that pre-Olympic game when you played against Nigeria, and what happened never really emerged, but I’ve had it confirmed by a few sources. “, said Underwood.

“Is it correct that you were playing in Nigeria and Liz Cambage got her feathers ruffled and she turned to them and said ‘go back to your third world country’?”

“Of course, Eziyoda Magbegor is of Nigerian descent – a Nigerian living in Australia and playing for your team.

“As a result, there was a fight that broke out and you haven’t spoken to him since.”

O’Hea replied, “That’s all 100% correct”.

Cambage has yet to respond to this new public allegation.

O’Hea was equally resolute when asked The foreigners panelist Caroline Wilson on whether Cambage would play for Australia again.

“No,” O’Hea said.

Jenna O’Hea dribbles the ball in Australian colours. (Gregory Shammus/Getty Images)

It was also alleged ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that Cambage breached COVID-19 biosecurity protocols.

The towering center plays for the Los Angeles Sparks and suggested last week that she had no interest in donning green and gold again.

“I’m living my best life, I’m supported, I’m protected to a level that the Opals or Team Australia have never given me,” Cambage said.

“My heart goes out to those who want to protect me and those who want me to be the best I can be, and I never felt that at all at the Opals.

“So, yes, I’m fine.”

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