Perpetua Nkwocha is a name that is synonymous with goals, more goals and plenty goals; and as such, will not be forgotten in a hurry by Nigerian football lovers!
Throughout her career, the 40-year-old brought smiles on the faces of Nigerians with consistently high-level performances, especially at the African Women Championship (AWC), which she won five times – a truly remarkable feat!
Now retired, she passes on her wealth of wisdom and experience to younger players as the assistant coach of the Super Falcons with whom she excelled during her playing days.
She set, and still holds, the record for the most goals at the AWC with nine goals at the 2004 edition, which Nigeria won.
She was also the top goalscorer at the 2006 and 2010 editions of the championship.
Nkwocha also won the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 editions with the Super Falcons.
She holds four African Women’s Footballer of the Year awards for 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011.
The multiple MVP winner featured at the FIFA Women World Cup 2000, 2004 and 2008.
She also played at the Olympics in 2003 and 2007.
In the eyes of many, she is Africa’s greatest female footballer with 32 times for the Super Falcons 28 goals; and many memorable moments.
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