Super Falcons striker, Desire Ugochi Oparanozie, has announced her retirement from football for both country and club side at the age of 29. In a post on Wednesday on her X account (formerly Twitter), she wrote: To my fans, family, and friends, thank you for the show of love and support over the years. Its time to take a bow, as I believe theres no better time than now. Im officially announcing my retirement from professional football for both club and country. To every team and coach I have played for, to every mate Ive played alongside, and to every opponent I have played against, thank you all for being part of this incredible journey. Thank you football, thank you Nigeria. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Oparanozie Desire (@desireoparanozie) Oparanozie started her football career with Bayelsa Queens, a Nigerian womens professional side.In 2010, she moved to Delta Queens before playing for Dvenciler Lisesispor in the Turkish womens first football league on loan for two months. In 2012, she joined Rossiyanka in the Russian womens football championship and left the club one year later. She later joined German side, Wolfsburg, but she struggled to tie down a regular shirt. After half a season, Oparanozie was compelled to terminate her contract and make a switch to Guingamp, France. Her last club was the Chinese Womens Super League club Wuhan Jianghan University. The forward began her career with the national team in 2010. Oparanozie was part of the squad that represented Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Womens World Cup which started in July and ended in August. The Falcons were eliminated from the tournament following a 4-2 loss on penalties to the Lionesses of England in the round of 16. The post Former Super Falcons star, Desire Oparanozie retires fromfootballat29 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.