Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has joined French women’s side, Dijon Football Côte d’Or, on a two-year contract, Completesports.com reports.
The club made the announcement in a statement released on their official website on Tuesday.
Oparanozie joined Dijon after spending six years at fellow French club Guingamp.
Speaking about joining Dijon, Oparanozie said: “I am happy to start a new adventure after six years in Guingamp.
“I am delighted to be able to discover something else. I really like this club and the coach’s speech, which has followed me for a long time, convinced me. I am very honored to sign at DFCO. ”
Dijon head coach Yannick Chandioux believes that Oparanozie’s arrival will help bring DFCO to a new level.
“Each season, she has proven that she can score. She is used to D1, the type of player who will help the group to grow.
“Désiré has a fairly important athletic profile, she is powerful. She is a player who knows almost everything and who should be invaluable in the conservation of the ball.”
Founded in 2006, Dijon currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine , the highest division of women’s football in France.
The club finished in eight position in the 2018/2019 league season.
Before moving to France Oparanozie has played for Lüleburgaz 39 Spor (Turkey) WFC Rossiyanka (Russia), VfL Wolfsburg (Germany), Atasehir Belediyespor (Turkey).
The 26-year-old has won the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations four times (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018) with the Falcons.
She was also in the Falcons squad to the 2011, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups.
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By James Agberebi