NigeriaTrends.com | SPORTS — Long standing Super Falcons goalkeeper, 36 year old Precious Dede, has retired from the female national football team after a career spanning 15 years that has seen her participate in four Women’s World Cups, three Olympic Games and four AWC, which she won in 2010 and 2014.
Though she is still one of the best goalkeepers around she did not specify what her new line of work will be, after being unattached to any club for the past three years.
In her own words:
“I feel that I have tried after 15 years with the national team. For me that is a very good record, and it was about time I left the stage for the younger ones. They are equally good, they can carry on”.
According to reports from Vanguard, Precious Dede disclosed that she decided to quit after the African Women Nations Cup 2014 in Namibia, which the Super Falcons won, without dropping any point. But Dede was prevailed upon to stay until after the World Cup in Canada, where the Super Falcons found themselves in a tight group, they pulled a 3-3 draw with Sweden, before losing to USA 1-0 and Australia 2-0.
In her words, she said:
“I wanted to quit before the last World Cup, but I was asked to come back and play”, she added.
Dede lamented that it was a pity the Super Falcons did not live up to expectations in Canada 2015 as the team was in a fine form.
“It was very disappointing because I’d thought we had what it took to get as far as the final or even the semis, but I thank God though.”
According to Ben Efe reporting for Vanguard, Dede was one match shy of making it a 100 caps for the Super Falcons, but feels satisfied with her achievement with the team. She was in four women World Cup, three Olympic Games and four AWC, which she won in 2010 and 2014.
Precious Dede is known for her breathless goal-bound saves and have manned the post for the Super Falcons for 15 years. NigeriaTrends.com thank her for serving her country’s football team and wish her well in her endeavours.
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