Guingamp of France striker, Desiure Oparanozie has disclosed that she was thrilled to end her club’s campaign with a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germaine Ladies, and she is now thinking of action with Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons.
Oparanozie, who has been named Falcons’ captain for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in the country where she plies her club trade, in an apparent move to gain crowd followership for Nigeria, said she is glad to get the season done and dusted.
Not only is she happy that the season is over, Oparanozie acknowledged in a post on social media that her team ended the run on a positive note by picking a point against one of the division’s top clubs.
The Falcons’ lanky striker played as a 66th minute substitute in the 1-1 draw on Saturday, but the 25-year-old made 12 starts in 15 appearances overall, with a goal and four assists to show.
While her team finished seventh with 24 points, Oparanozie’s only goal of the season was in a 4-1 win over Fleury in November before an injury at the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations slower her down.
She is now back to full fitness and targeting a run of goals for Nigeria in Group A at France 2019, where the Falcons will play alongside Norway, South Korea and the host country, France.
As she looks ahead to joining her national team colleagues later this month at their training base in Austria, Oparanozie declared in her post that she is now focusing on the Female Mundial’s big stage in France.
Oparanozie stated: “2018/2019 season. Done and dusted. Time to focus on the biggest stage. @ Bretagne, France.”