By Ben Efe

Super Falcons striker, Desire Oparanozie stated that it was thrilling to have contributed the vital goals that fetched the Nigerian team its eight Africa Women Nations Cup title in Cameroon earlier in the month.

The Guingampses of France striker had a slow start in the tournament in which they shocked favourites Cameroon to win the trophy. But she became the potent weapon, which the Super Falcons relied on to shoot down a stubborn South Africa’s Bayana Bayana in the semi-final and a determined Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the final.

“I am honoured to have scored the only goal in the semi-final and the only goal that made us beat Cameroon in the final.

“It didn’t matter whether I started all the matches or not. What was important was that we won and made history,” said Oparanozie who scored three goals in the tournament.

However, she was quick to added that the Super Falcons needed to improve and be top contenders in world football.

“The level of women’s football in Africa is really on the high,” she continued. “ A couple of teams are coming up. And we now know there are a lot of teams that really want to give us a run for our money. “It is quite impressive. I will urge every other country to keep doing what they are doing. It is not going to be in Africa but let us do better on the world stage.”



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