Falconets forward, Desire Oparanozie
Falconets forward, Desire Oparanozie, has been given a clean bill of health at the on-going Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan by the Federation of International Football (FIFA).
Shortly after Falconets’ opening game against Korea Republic on August 19, Oparanozie’s urine sample was collected for a doping test along with that of teammate, Chidinma Okoro.
But when the results were released on Sunday evening, (August 26), both players were cleared of taking any performance enhancing drugs.
It is the practice of FIFA to randomly pick two players from both sides after a game for the test.
"l am happy with the results. It is a good one for the team especially at this crucial time," revealed head Coach, Edwin Okon Monday.
Nicknamed "The Bull" by Assistant Coach, Florence Omagbemi, Oparanozie who would be featuring in her fifth World Cup appearance has a goal to her credit which was against Korea Republic.
During Nigeria's last group match, Oparanozie had the opportunity of increasing the tally but her best attempt at goal was saved by Italian keeper, Laura Giuliani.
Nigeria will take on Mexico on Thursday in the quarter final.