Your lies against me can’t fly — Oparanozie
Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie, has hit out at NFF, saying the Glass House smear campaign and lies against cannot stand.
Oparanozie, who once therefore urged the football body to ‘look for another lies’ as escuse on why she was left out of the 23-man squad list invited for the Turkey tournament.
The striker took to her verified Twitter account to lampoon NFF Director of Communication, Ademola Olajire for asking her to continue to ‘maintain her consistency and push for inclusion in the Super Falcons call up’.
“Oparanozie is still part of the team’s plans and her non-inclusion (in the 23-man team for the Turkey tournament) has nothing to do with that protest in France because she was not the only one involved.
“Selection of players is predominantly the prerogative of the coaches and not the NFF.
“She remains an important member of the women’s national side. I think she will just have to keep working on her game and, if she gets the opportunity, then push for a consistent selection”.
However, Oparanozie did not find Olajire’s comment funny and questioned his sincerity.
She queried how some players who did not have clubs for long made their way into the team.
‘”Work on my game and push for consistent selection”. Those ones who’s been without club for over a year now, how many of their games did they work on over the past one year to merit their inclusion?, Oparanozie queried rhetorically.
“When we’re spoilt for choice. Look for another lie,” she said.
Oparanozie, 27, has been overlooked by the African Champions’ following a sit-in protest over unpaid bonuses and allowances at the 2019 World Cup in France.
Oparanozie said she was not surprised by her omission from new coach Randy Waldrum’s maiden squad hinting that it was because of the protest.
Oparanozie had publicly defended her stance in France that the NFF should include players left out of the World Cup party as they look to pay players money owed from previous international fixtures over several years.
“I did what I felt was right. Even if that’s the only thing I did, I’m very happy”, she had said then back in July.