By Femi Atolagbe
Super Falcons handlers need no sleepless night over the retirement of Desire Oparanozie. Rather, they should swiftly call up the red hot Isreali BNOT NETANYA FC striker, Oluwadamilola Koku, as perfect replacement for her.
Pioneer Secretary of Ondo State Football Agency ODSFA, Otunba Dele Ologbese stated this in a chat with newsmen.
According to him, Oluwadamilola Koku is an experienced footballer who hailed from Epinmi- Akoko in Akoko South East Local Government of Ondo State.
Koku, also known as ‘Crespo’ joined FK Gintra, a Lithuania club in February 2022 and scored six goals in four matches for the Club in the 2022/23 Baltic League, as well as ten goals in Lyga league.
Otunba Dele Ologbese averred that the red hot Koku will be perfectly fit into the Super Falcons based on her superlative performance.
He said that with koku’s precision and clinical in the final third, Falcons’ inability to score goals will become a thing of the past.
The former Vice Chairman of Ondo State Football Association (FA), urged Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to extend invitation to the former Sunshine Queens, Pelican Stars and Rivers Angels player to fill the vacuum left by the senior players in the team.
“Oluwadamilola Koku’s 10 goals for Lithuanian Side, FC Gintra, earned her former team their 14th Lyga league tittle in 2022/23 and another six goals to lift Baltic League tittle.
“She rounded up the football season with 16 goals.
He further revealed that Koku won Nigeria’s Women Football League with Rivers Angels in 2021. She scored one goal in three appearances at the 2021 CAF African Champions League finals, having helped
Rivers Angels to win the 2021 WAFU-B Champions League qualifiers.
The former FK Gintra of Lithuania player is currently plying her trade with BNOT NETANYA in the Israeli Women Premier, where she’s is presently doing well.”
“The 21 years old Police officer was the top scorer of the 13th Biennial Police Games held in Uyo, the capital of Akwa-Ibom State with seven goals.
Koku had a little stint with Sunshine Queens before joining Pelican Stars.
The prolific goalscorer also played in other Nigerians’ top teams like Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Confluence Queens, Osun Babes, and Ibom Angels FC.