Stay Off Social Media! Angry Nigerians come for Super Falcons World Cup Captain

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Nigeria's forward Desire Oparanozie (L) is comforted by Germany's midfielder Alexandra Popp at the end of the France 2019 Women's World Cup round of sixteen football match between Germany and Nigeria, on June 22, 2019, at the Stades des Alpes stadium in Grenoble, central eastern France. (Photo by Jean-Pierre Clatot / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Days after getting dumped out of FIFA Women’s World Cup, Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie shared an “iconic” photo of herself and German captain Alexandra Popp – but the sporting gesture was greeted with mixed reaction.

It was Popp who started the battering, with a header to breach the Falcons defence after 20 minutes.

 

Before the final whistle, the two times World Champions had put three past the African champions.

 

But whilst the battle was on, there was very little pleasantry or cordiality showed by either captains, who were teammates six years prior.

 

In an instagram post on Wednesday, Oparanozie share a picture of the two still on the pitch with their backs to the camera.

 

The 25 year-old forward, who spent a season at Wolfsburg and shared the locker room with Popp, captioned the picture:

Wolfsburg connect. #Memories

 

However, not everybody was pleased with Oparanozie or the Falcons and they showed their angst with some scathing criticism.

 

One IG user eternalfaith17 commented: your performance against Germany was rubbish.

 

Another aol__________ posted: Probably the only thing you achieved in that match, see as small girls una mate beat una

 

But it wasn’t all criticism, as he true fans showered the forward with loads of positive energy.

 

Emmybankz01 comment was a message of support: You guys tried …keep pushing and more Grace

adebayo_elano also added : Soar high my skipo

 

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Wolfsburg connect. #Memories

A post shared by Oparanozie Desire (@desireoparanozie) on

 

Nigeria reached the second round of the World Cup in France, for only the second time in the competition’s history.

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