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Bus-Stop In France Named After Super Falcons Star Oparanozie

Bus-Stop In France Named After Super Falcons Star Oparanozie

Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her, Completesports.com reports.

This was confirmed in a photo published on Twitter.

Oparanozie joined Guingamp in 2014 from Turkish club Ataşehir Belediyespor and had a memorable time there.

The 26-year-old made 106 appearances and found the back of the net 45 times.

Ahead of the 2019–20 season, Oparanozie was named club captain and began her reign with a win over Metz on the opening day of the season.

And after six years at Guingamp Oparanozie signed a two-year contract with Dijon FCO on 30 June.

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Oparanozie started her career at Bayelsa Queens in the Nigerian Women’s league and moved to Delta Queens in 2010. 

She then spent two months on loan at
Düvenciler Lisesispor in the Turkish Women’s First Football League in 2011, before returning to Delta Queens.

In 2012, she joined Rossiyanka from the
Russian Women’s Football Championship, with them she played four matches at the
2012–13 UEFA Women’s Champions League, scoring one goal.

She joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg for the 2013–14 season signing a two-year contract. 

In the first half of the season, she only appeared in one game, and mostly played for Wolfsburg’s second team. 

After half a season, she left Wolfsburg and on 21 February 2014, ssigned for Ataşehir Belediyespor to play the second half of the season in the Turkish Women’s First Football League.

Also, Oparanozie is a four-time winner of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations  (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018) with the Super Falcons and has appeared at three women’s World Cup  (2011, 2015, 2019).

By James Agberebi 

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  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    A prophet has no honur in his homeland. I doubt this same measure can be found even in her home state of Delta.

    • pompei 4 years ago

      Our own is to use players while they are in their prime, and then dump and forget them afterwards. And while they are still serving us, we criticize and rain abuses on them when they err. Some players even get death threats after a poor display. Perhaps it is time to borrow not just a leaf, but the entire book from our French friends.

  • pompei 4 years ago

    The people that genuinely appreciate players and indeed athletes of other sporting endeavors are far outnumbered by those who don’t give a hoot. Sky high demands and expectations, without the requisite investment. And when the athletes perform well against all odds, promises made to them are hardly fulfilled.

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Whose fault? NFF.

    This is why we have to work collectively to stop the old system they are using using in Nigeria.

    Putting the right people in the right places in Nigeria should the number one priority but selfishness is another issue that driving the progress of the country backward.

    Let’s do the talking collectively and taking the actions when it is matter most.
    Congratulations to you Oparanozie. I’m very proud of you lady. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • TUNDE 4 years ago

    Kudos to France,but BIG SHAME to Nigeria and sports management for not honouring their athletes

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