By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer,


Super Falcons forward, Ugochi Desire Oparanozie scored a wonderful goal from just after the passing line to help her French side, Guingamp to a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Paris FC Women in the French Division 1 League.

Oparanozie 92nd minutes goal push her club to a 2-0 victory after Fleury had given Giungamp the lead in the 73rd minute.
Desire played full 90 minutes in the match.

It could be recalled that Desire Oparanozie was instrumental in Super Falcons 2-0 victory over South Korea in their second Group A World Cup match at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She captained Super Falcons to Round of 16 at last world Cup in France but was replaced by Asisat Oshoala as the team captain after the tournament by Interim coach, Christopher Danjuma. Oparanozie have not played for Super Falcons since the team last match against Germany at the World Cup in France.

Desire Oparanozie started her career at Bayelsa Queens in the Nigerian Women Premier League and moved to Delta Queens in 2010. She then spent 2 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. In the winter, after half a season, she left Wolfsburg.

On 21 February 2014, Oparanozie transferred to Ataşehir Belediyespor to play the second half of the season in the Turkish Women’s First Football League.

For the 2014–15 she joined Guingamp of the French Division 1 Féminine, where she was joined by Nigerian international captain Evelyn Nwabuoku during the following season. Evelyn NWABUOKU recently captained Rivers Angels to winning the 2018-2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL).


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