Florence Omagbemi (born February 2, 1975) is a former Nigerian football midfielder. She represented Nigeria in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, three Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments, and the 2000 Summer Olympics. She previously worked as an assistant coach for the Nigerian women’s national under-20 football team before being appointed as the national team’s interim coach in 2016.
Florence Omagbemi was born on the 2nd of February, 1975, in Warri, Delta State, which falls within the South-Southern states in Nigeria.
Omagbemi was a member of Nigeria’s women’s national football team for over ten years. She played in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, including the 1999 team, which advanced to the second round before losing to Brazil. Florence Omagbemi led the Super Falcons to four Africa Women Cup of Nations championships in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. She also competed as a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2000 competition in Australia. She competed in the Summer Olympics for the first time during this competition.
Omagbemi began her coaching career with a number of youth teams with American bases before being called up to serve as the assistant coach for the Nigerian women’s national under-20 football team. Before losing to her in that position, the US squad advanced to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup semifinals.
Omogbemi was appointed as the senior national team’s interim coach for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations. Nigeria has been without a head coach since Christopher Danjuma was fired following the team’s poor performance at the 2015 African Games.
On December 3, 2016, Florence Omagbemi became the first female to win the Africa Women Cup of Nations in both coaching and playing roles.
As a Player
- 2004: African Women’s Championship
- 2002: African Women’s Championship
- 2000: African Women’s Championship
- 1998: African Women’s Championship
As a coach
- 2016: African Women’s Championship winner
According to the analysis made from different sources online, Florence Omagbemi has an estimated net worth of $1 million.