Super Falcons’ four-goal hero against the Gambia, Desire Oparanozie, has expressed excitement over Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations, AWCON, AOIFootball.com reports.
Speaking to the press after the Falcons annihilated the Scorpions of Gambia 6-0 in the return leg of the final qualifying series at the Agege Stadium, Oparanozie said Nigeria is one step ahead having qualified for the AWCON.
“Well, it’s a great feeling because we are one step ahead. Thank God we have qualified and we didn’t disappoint. We are very happy,” she said.
Oparanozie, who plays for France Division one Feminine side, Guingamp, could not hold back the excitement after scoring four goals against the Gambia, noting that it is the dream of every attacker to score goals.
She said: “It is a great feeling. It’s the dream of every attacker to score goals. I scored four and I am glad. Thanks to my colleagues and teammates,” she enthused.
The striker, who netted Nigeria’s only goal against Cameroon in the 2016 AWCON final in Yaounde, giving the side their tenth record title, however, said the team will require the maximum support of the Nigeria Football Federation to perform well in Ghana.
“I will really want the Federation to give us the maximum support, just like they are doing for the Super Eagles. If we can get 50 percent of what they are doing for the Eagles, I think we can do well,” she concluded.
The 2018 African Women Cup of Nations is slated for November 17 through December 1 in Ghana.
The tournament also serves as Africa’s 2019 World Cup qualifiers.