In a post on Wednesday on her X account (formerly Twitter), she wrote: “To my fans, family, and friends, thank you for the show of love and support over the years. It’s time to take a bow, as I believe there’s no better time than now. I’m officially announcing my retirement from professional football for both club and country.
“To every team and coach I have played for, to every mate I’ve played alongside, and to every opponent I have played against, thank you all for being part of this incredible journey. Thank you football, thank you Nigeria.”
In 2010, she moved to Delta Queens before playing for Düvenciler Lisesispor in the Turkish women’s first football league on loan for two months.
She later joined German side, Wolfsburg, but she struggled to tie down a regular shirt.
After half a season, Oparanozie was compelled to terminate her contract and make a switch to Guingamp, France.
Her last club was the Chinese Women’s Super League club Wuhan Jianghan University.
The forward began her career with the national team in 2010.
The Falcons were eliminated from the tournament following a 4-2 loss on penalties to the Lionesses of England in the round of 16.