Super Falcons foreign based strikers Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega have said that the senior national women’s team will use the forth coming African Women’s Championship (AWC) to redeem their image.
The former Delta Queens and Rivers Angels strikers who ply their trades abroad with En Avent De Guingamp, France and Pitea IFF, Sweden respectively expressed joy at re-uniting with their national teammates for the AWC.
Oparanozie said she almost lost hope because her club did not want to release her, while expressing happiness that she has finally joined the team and rearing to go.
“My club almost did not release me because of the matches we have to play in the league. I am happy that they released me at last and I am finally here to join my teammates to help Super Falcons do well at the AWC and reclaim the trophy.”
Ordega on her part said she is delighted to join the team after her two years absence.
“I am happy to be back to the Super Falcons for the AWC after not being part of the team for the last championship in Equatorial Guinea. My club in Russia stopped me then and the same thing wanted to repeat itself now but I bluntly refused.”
“I am happy to be here now, I promise to put in my best to see that Falcons reclaim the AWC trophy and bring back the glory days to Super Falcons.”
The duo arrived in camp Tuesday night from their bases in France and Sweden respectively and had their first training with the on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Onome Ebi and Esther Sunday from Belarus and Perpetua Nkwocha from Sweden all arrived camp Wednesday afternoon.