Desire Oparanozie Hints About Joining The UFC

Super Falcons Desire Oparanozie retires from football.

Former Super Falcons forward, Desire Oparanozie has opened up on her dream of choosing a new career after retiring from football reports.

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Desire Oparanozie retired from active football few weeks ago, and already has plans of choosing another lucrative career. According to the former Delta Queens attacker, she would love to try a new career in a mixed martial arts, joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion.

Desire Oparanozie to move talented male players to Asia for football trials.
Desire Oparanozie

Desire made this know when speaking in a sent-forth party organized by friends, and well wishers tagged “off in style” last weekend.

Desire Oparanozie talks about a possible UFC career

“I would love to try out UFC one day now that I am retired from football,” she jokingly said as quoted by PUNCH Nigeria.

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Speaking further, the 29-year-old admitted she retired rather too early, and seeks an opportunity to publicly apologise to her fans.

Desire Oparanozie was with the Super Falcons squad at the recently concluded 2023 FIFA women’s world cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand. And that was her fourth world cup appearance; many had thought she’d lead the Super Falcons attack as they charge to qualify for next year’s Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

“It was something I had thought all over, I know I left the game early and I have not really had the opportunity to apologise to my fans.

“It is something that is definitely going to happen but a lot of people are not happy that I left the game too early but I want to thank them for the love they showed me,” she concluded saying.

Super Falcons visit Governor Hope Uzodimma at the government House in Imo State.
Gov. Hope Uzodimma, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Desire Oparanozie, Osinachi Ohale and Tochukwu Oluehi at Imo State’s government House, Owerri.

Oparanozie represented the Super Falcons 35 times, and scored 22 goals across all competitions for the nine-time African champions.

In a related development, Oparanozie, is interested in sending interested and talented male grassroot footballers to Asia for trials. She publicly made the announcement, last month on Twitter (now X) handle.

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“This is for interested male footballers who are open to travel to Asia for a tournament/trial. Kindly email us at for more details. There are limited slots, & offer closes on the 4th October 2023. Terms & conditions apply,” she said.

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