Oshoala and Oparanozie have not played together in the Super Falcons due to some shenanigans, but they have been reunited
The two players have not played together for Nigeria for over two years due to shenanigans from the Nigeria Football Federation. Oparanozie has repeatedly been omitted from the Super Falcons’ games despite being in good form for Wuhan Jianghan University.
However, she got invited into the team for the friendlies against Haiti and New Zealand. Waldrum is happy that he has a full house for the games.
“It is good having Oshoala and Oparanozie in camp, also Vivian and Monday Gift back in camp with us,” Waldrum said per NFF TV.
“Desire(Oparanozie) and Asisat Oshoala have been out of camp for the past camps we have had.
“But it is not for lack of trying. We’ve wanted them in camp, but between Covid and club obligations and injuries, it’s been difficult.
“So I’m excited to see them playing together again and I’m anxious to see what they can bring. Especially at a critical team when we are preparing for the World Cup, we must get a solid lineup.
Oparanozie and Oshoala’s partnership delivered the goods in the past. They were the lynchpins for the team when they won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2014, 2016, and 2018.
They would look to use that partnership to do big things at the World Cup in July later this year.