Desire Oparanozie: Train station in France named after Nigerian star during WC

Desire Oparanozie: Train station in France named after Nigerian star during WC

- Desire Oparanozie had a train station named after her during the women World Cup

- The Nigerian female footballer has been superb for Dijon since she joined

- Oparanozie has also played for the Super Falcons of Nigeria at three World Cup

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A train station in France was named after Nigerian football legend Desire Oparanozie who currently plays for Dijon FCO and the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

But this was only a temporary act and was done during the World Cup in France where Desire Oparanozie played for the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

It was gathered that train stations in France were named after captains of all national teams that attended the tournament.

Oparanozie who has been impressive since playing for the Super Falcons recently joined the French side and her impact has been felt in the city of Guingamp.

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The 26-year-old started her football career in the city of Owerri before moving to Bayelsa Queens where she was brilliant.

Her impressive performances paved way for her to move to Delta Queens in 2020, but Oparanozie only spent two months there before moving to Turkey on loan.

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 has also been a regular member of the Super Falcons playing at the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cup and was even named captain by former coach Thomas Dennerby.

Desire Oparanozie: Bus stop in France named after Nigerian legendary player

Desire Oparanozie: Bus stop in France named after Nigerian legendary player (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian striker Desire Oparanozie started another journey in her professional career after confirming with her official social media account that she has joined French side Dijon.

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Although many of her fans in Nigeria wanted Desire Oparanozie to move to Spain or England, but she will be in France for the next two years which she signed for her new club.

Before joining Dijon, Desire Oparanozie spent six years at Guingamp and opted to face another challenge in her football career.

While confirming the latest development, Desire Oparanozie explained that she is happy and wants to take the club to a great height starting from the coming season.

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