Former international Perpetua Nkwocha will soon be named coach of Nigeria women’s team, the Super Falcons, to be assisted by another ex-international Ann Chiejine.
One of Nigeria’s all-time greats, Nkwocha has bagged her coaching badges at her base of Sweden, while former international goalkeeper Chiejine has been assistant coach at Nigeria’s U17 women’s team, the Flamingoes.
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 broke Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were mulling hiring a foreign coach, but they shelved this idea when they could not raise the cash to do so.