Friday, January 27, 2012

Nigeria's Desire Oparanozie suspends move abroad

Delta Queens of Warri goal poacher, Desire Ugochi Oparanozie has placed an embargo on any propose move abroad for now as she concentrates on regaining her form for club and country.
Desire’s wish to team up with a club in Turkey somewhat last year was scuttled at the last minute on age grounds and in a rare chat  recently, the Super Falcons’ striker said that another trip abroad was on the card for her and ought to have travelled last week but she considered it a distraction to her career at least for now.

She noted that what was vital for her now was to continue playing regularly with her present club hoping to rediscover those killer instincts of her in front of goal before thinking about a career overseas.
“I don’t have it in mind to travel out of the country for now. I want to remain with Delta Queens for now and rediscover myself before I can start talking about travelling abroad. In fact I would have travelled out last week when one of my reprsentatives intimated nme of another club that is need of my services. I however turned it down for now. I want to concentrate on my game back home before that for now,” Desire stated.

The Imo-born player who was also a graduate of the U17 Women’s World Cup which she attended in New Zealand in 2008 nonetheless congratulated the Flamingoes; the nation’s U17 national team, for recording a 2-0 away win over their Kenyan counterpart in the first leg of the African Qualifiers for the 2012 Azerbaijan U17 World Cup.

She stressed that the victory was the right tonic the female national teams needed to bounce back in 2012 after a stormy 2011 which saw them exiting at the qualifying stages of all the competitions they entered for, notably the All African Games and the Olympic Games.

By Tunde Liadi, Owerri 

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