By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The French side, Dijon has confirmed the transfer of Super Falcons forward, Desire Oparanozie. This was confirmed on the club’s official website and Twitter handle on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, as the club continues to strengthen its workforce ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
The Nigerian striker signed a two-year contract, kick442.com can report.
Well known in the French championship under the colors of En Avant Guingamp, Desire Oparanozie will continue her career in the Dijon jersey. The Nigerian international striker (22 goals in 35 caps) has signed on for two seasons with the Dijon.
The 26-year-old native of Owerri in Nigeria discovered European football at Lüleburgaz 39 Spor (Turkey) before evolving successively at WFC Rossiyanka (Russia), VfL Wolfsburg (Germany), Atasehir Belediyespor (Turkey), then at En Avant Guingamp since 2014. In Brittany, she donned the costume of attack leader and scored 45 goals in 106 Division 1 Arkema games.
🚨 #D1Arkema / OFFICIEL 🖊️
Désiré #Oparanozie est Dijonnaise ! L'attaquante internationale nigériane s'est engagée pour 2 ans !
Très heureux de te voir porter nos couleurs @oparanozie9 ! 🔴⚫️
— Dijon FCO (@DFCO_Officiel) June 30, 2020
Dijon coach, Yannick Chandioux believes that her arrival must help bring Dijon to a higher level: “Each season, she has proven that she can score. She’s used to the French League, the type of player that will help the group grow.
“In addition to her experience, the captain of the Nigerian team has many qualities to assert:”
After arriving Dijon at the beginning of the week to initiate her contract, Desire Oparanozie expressed her satisfaction: “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 Dijon.”
With his selection from Nigeria, Desire Oparanozie won two African championships (2010 and 2014), as well as two African Women’s Cup of Nations (2016 and 2018).
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