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‘Good Luck In The Future’ — Okobi Reacts To Oparanozie’s Retirement From Football

‘Good Luck In The Future’ — Okobi Reacts To Oparanozie’s Retirement From Football

Super Falcons midfielder Ngozi Okobi has lauded Desire Oparanozie following her decision to retire from professional football.

Oparanozie announced her retirement from football on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old made the announcement on her X (formerly known as Twitter) handle.

“To my fans, family and friends, thank you for the support over the years. It’s time to take a bow, as I believe there’s no better time than now. I’m officially announcing my retirement from professional football for both club and country,” she wrote.

Okobi also took to her X handle to appreciate Oparanozie.

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“@desireoparanozie thank you and good luck in the future,” she wrote.

Oparanozie won the WAFCON (Women’s Africa Cup of Nations)in (2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018 with the Super Falcons.

She won the tournament’s golden boot in 2014.

The striker scored 22 goals in 35 appearances for the Super Falcons.

The former Wuhan Jianghan player was part of Super Falcons squad to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

By Toju Sote

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  • Omo9ja 9 months ago

    Wow.wow wow. This is what I call class. This is why Oparanozie is my no1 player in the Super Falcons. For sure, I am going to miss Mama too much.

    I wish you Dasire Oparanozie the best in your new journey of life.

    Ahmed Musa should learn from Oparanozie. Whatever has the beginning must have the end. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Four Four Two 9 months ago

    Congrats dear but why so early. We will definitely miss u.

  • Ako Amadi 9 months ago

    Oparanozie will never forget that penalty she fluffed in Australia, neither will many Nigerians. Rivalry over the captaincy by the trio, – Desire, Oshoala,Onome did not help the Super Falcons one bit.

    • Chima E Samuels 9 months ago

      Ako Amadi this comment is not right, why can’t you talk about all the winning goals she scored to win us major trophies??? She has retired for so many reasons let’s celebrate her she has 4 nations cup trophies and not any SE player can boast of this achievement.

      • Ignatius Abo 9 months ago

        Thumbs up brotherman Chima. You remain one of the few people who make me comment on this site.
        You are highly regarded.
        Oparanozie did well. She is far better than most other Super Falcons strikers.
        She is the same age as Ifeoma Onumonu. How come Onumonu hasn’t retired?

  • pompei 9 months ago

    We hope NFF ONIGBESE will now step up and pay this woman all her outstanding match bonuses, to the last kobo.
    Not only her, all our players male and female need to be paid in full.
    We don’t want to hear tales by moonlight.
    If they don’t have the money, they should go and look for it. PERIOD.

  • @Chima spot on, Desire have been battling re-occurring injury for long.
    She is retiring from football for both club and country meaning she is done as regards playing.
    She has served the national teams (both juniors and SF) for 14 years if not more.
    We need to thank her and wish her all the best.
    Hopefully tbose crooks at the glass house will also thank her and pay all her entitlements.
    THANK YOU DESIRE for your service to the nation and i will always remember that wafcon goal against Cameroon in the 2016 finals right in the presence of Madam wig (Mrs Biya) and Hayatou.

  • Chudynak 9 months ago

    Congratulations Desire. You did very well for your country although you could have pit the icing on the cake if you had scored that penalty and propelled the Falcons to a quarter final ticket and who knows, the fairy tale would have continued until the trophy landed here in Nigeria. All the same, we wish you the very beat in your future endeavours

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