Super Falcons player, Desire Opanozie has announced her retirement from football from both country and club.
The 29-year-old forward was part of the squad that represented Nigeria at the recently concluded 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Making the announcement on X formerly Twitter, she wrote, “To my fans, family, and friends, thank you for the show of love and 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.
“To every team and coach I have played for, to every mate I’ve played alongside, and to every opponent I have played against, thank you all for being part of this incredible journey. Thank you football, thank you Nigeria.”
Oparanozie had a successful career in the Chinese Women’s Super League and represented Nigeria’s national team on different occasions.
She started at Bayelsa Queens and later played for Delta Queens and Düvenciler Lisesispor.
Oparanozie was also part of the Super Falcons squad that won the 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) titles.