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2023 WWC: Please Forgive Me –Oparanozie Begs Nigerians After Penalty Miss

2023 WWC: Please Forgive Me –Oparanozie Begs Nigerians After Penalty Miss

Super Falcons striker, Desire Oparanozie, has appealed to Nigerians to forgive her for her missed penalty spot kick against England in the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Recall that Oparanozie failed to covert her spot kick after the Three Lions had initially missed their first penalty kick, which could have boasted the confidence of the Super Falcons players.

Nigeria crashed out of the tournament after losing 4-2 on penalties to the Three Lionesses in their round of 16 tie on Monday.

Reacting via her Twitter handle, Oparanozie said she was disappointed not to have converted her spot kick.

She wrote, “Sad day! Very disappointing to have lost through penalties, and even more disappointing not to have converted mine. And for this, I deeply apologise.

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  • Etebong 10 months ago

    We forgive you daughter, you are the mleast of our problems.
    we are waiting for the judges to mess up and we will descend on them.

  • There is nothing to apologize for, its part of the game, you did your best for the country and its time to retire from the game. You have been great for women football in Nigeria.

  • My Desire. It part of the game. Please put it behind you and move on . You are a great play , God bless you . Nigerians

  • No fault of yours. Missing penalty is part of the game. You’ve done your best..

  • That is part of the game many super stars has missed penalties before.

  • Ako Amadi 10 months ago

    Anybody can miss a penalty. But a player coming in as late substitute and hardly touching the ball should not take a kick in a penalty shootout.

  • Adetunji 10 months ago

    Anyone can miss a penalty, I agree, but next time make sure you hit the target. You rather force the keeper to make a save than to miss the target.

  • Chudynak 10 months ago

    Someone who confidently chose to play the first penalty kick only to strike it wide. You were one of two key people that caused our defeat. The other was Michelle Alozie who could not bury a golden chance in extra time and also went ahead to balloon her kick from Australia to New Zealand, apologies to @Dr. Drey

  • Chizoba odo 10 months ago

    You are forgiven, pride is what we feel for you. Keep your head up gorgeous

  • Pompei 10 months ago

    May God bless all of you that made supportive comments here!
    Desire, we are with you. No shaking. We appreciate you, your team mates, and the coach.
    Congrats to you all!

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