Guingamp And Oparanozie Go Their Separate Ways
French women's top division side Guingamp have parted ways with Nigeria international Desire Oparanozie following the expiration of her contract with the club.
The cancellation of the remaining matches in France due to the coronavirus pandemic has brought an end to her six-year-long career with the French outfit. The former Super Falcons captain joined the Division 1 Feminine side following a brief spell at Turkish women's top-flight side Ataşehir Belediyespor in 2014.
During her stay at Guingamp, the former Bayelsa Queens star scored more than 45 goals in 106 appearances, and was named captain for the 2019-20 season, leading them to a French Women's Cup semi-final before the Covid-19 outbreak
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The 26-year-old before her move to Atasehir, she started her professional career in Europe with an initial loan to Turkish side Luleburgaz 39 Spor in 2011 from Nigerian side Delta Queens, where she later returned after an unsuccessful two-month spell.
Oparanozie and five other players as the club decided against renewing their contracts. They are Manon Toti, Juliette Merle, Ekaterina Tyryshkina and Carlin Hudson, while Agathe Fauvel leaves for a personal project.
Oparanozie, who captained Nigeria to the Women’s World Cup stage for the first time in 20 years last year, is now a free agent but wit her skill level and age is expected to be gobbled up by a quality club within a short period of time be it in Europe or China.