Nkwocha Set To Be Named Falcons Coach


Ex Super Falcons striker, Perpetua Nkwocha could emerge as the new coach of the Nigerian female senior team according to reports in the glass house.

The four-time CAF Women’s Footballer of the Year, Nkwocha has played in four FIFA Women’s World Cups and possesses great experience as far as female football is concerned in Nigeria.

One of Nigeria’s all-time greats, Nkwocha bagged her coaching credits at her base in Sweden, while former international goalkeeper and current National U-17 women’s team Assistant coach, Ifeanyi Chiejine was a member of the coaching crew for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The immediate task of Nkwocha and Chiejine is qualifying the Falcons to the African Women’s Championship later this year in Cameroon.

Nigeria are the defending champions after they beat Cameroon in the final in Namibia two years ago.

The Falcons have been without a coach since the team failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics last year.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) had originally favored the appointment of a foreign coach, but they shelved this idea when they apparently could not raise the cash to do so, reports stated.