By Paul Erewuba
FORMER Super Falcons striker, and four time African Player of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha, believes she has the capacity to impact on younger players, and to serve her country even more following her recent appointment as an Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons.
The former CAF African Women’s Footballer of the Year said yesterday during a chat with Daily SunSport that she was so delighted to come back to the team she served for so long.
“I was full of joy when I heard that I have been appointed as one of Falcons’ coaches.
I pledge to do my best and I strongly believe the Falcons will aim to winning the World Cup this time around”, she enthused.
It would be recalled that the NFF approved the choice of Omagbemi taking charge of the Falcons in acting capacity to be assisted by Falcons’ all time top scorer Perpetua Nkwocha, Ann Chiejine and Bala Mohammed as goalkeeper trainer.
Nkwocha’s national team career spanned for over a decade and half. She played in Africa women championship from 1999 – 2012; played in FIFA World Cup 2000, 2004 and 2008. She also played at the Olympics in 2000, 2004 and 2008. .
She won African Women’s Footballer of the Year 4 times in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011. She also won MVP award in CAF’s African Women Championship in 2002, 2004 and 2006. She is indeed the most decorated woman footballer in Africa.