Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie has finally broke silence on why she was removed as the Super Falcons captain after the world cup.
Speaking on her brief captaincy of the Falcons, Oparanozie suggested she had a run in with the top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation during a live interview with Brila FM recently.
She said NFF chieftains don’t like to be confronted when players have genuine concerns that should be addressed.
Oparanozie insists the period in question had taught her some very valuable lessons, but does not rule out the chance of returning to the team in the future.
Oparanozie who was the captain of the Super Falcons to the FIFA World Cup in France in 2019 was removed shortly after the tournament with Asisat Oshoala appointed as her successor with the players momentarily shocked by the sudden change before they were asked to clap.
It was rumoured that her removal was not unconnected for Falcons’ refusal to leave their hotel after their exit at the world cup.
Super Falcons insisted that they will not leave their hotel unless they were paid their entitlements owed by the NFF, the act which embarrassed Nigeria before the world.
Oparonozie moved to Wolfsburg after breaking to the scene at the 2010 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup explained that her short-lived spell in Germany was due to a lack of game time.
The coach, Thomas Dennerby also left Nigeria for his country, Sweden after the world cup.