Oparanozie, Ordega eye 2014 African Women Championship trophy

The overseas-based Nigerian female football stars have revealed their immediate dreams to bring back to the country the AWC title from Namibia come October 25
Nigeria senior women team pair of Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega have expressed their hope to win the African Women Championship in Namibia.

The Super Falcons duo of Oparanozie and Ordega, who joined the rest of their teammates on Wednesday, separately indicated their ambitions at recovering the country's lost glory at the competition which runs from October 11-25.

Oparanozie, a former Delta Queens and current En-Avent De-Guingamp of France striker expressed delight at finally teaming up with her teammates after being frustrated by her delayed release from club due to league activities and promised to fire up the Super Falcons to glory in Windhoek.

"My club almost did not release me because of the matches we have to play in the league. I am happy that they released me and I am finally here to join my teammates to help Super Falcons do well at the AWC and reclaim the trophy," Oparanozie was quoted as saying by the team's media officer, Gracious Akujobi.

On the other hand, Ordega, who formerly played for Rivers Angels and currently plies her trade in Sweden with Pitea IFF, said she is elated returning to the national team fold for the first time since 2012 and re-echoed the dreams of recovering the lost continental trophy for her country.

"I am happy to be back to the Super Falcons for the AWC after not being part of the team for the last championship in Equatorial Guinea. My club in Russia stopped me then and the same thing wanted to repeat it self now but I bluntly refused," Ordega said.

"I am happy to be here now, I promise to put in my best to see that Falcons reclaim the AWC trophy and bring back the glory days to Super Falcons," she concluded.

Nigeria are drawn in group A alongside Cote d Ivoire, Zambia and hosts Namibia.

They will battle Cote D'Iviore in their opening Group A game in Windhoek on October 11.