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Perpetua Nkwocha Biography: Inside The Life Of Former Super Falcons Player

Perpetua Ijeoma Nkwocha (born January 3, 1976) is a former Nigerian female professional footballer. She is the head coach of Swedish Women’s Football Division 2 club Clemensnäs IF.

Early Life

Perpetua Nkwocha was born on the 3rd of January, 1976, in Nigeria. She grew up in Nigeria.

Career

Professional Career

She represented Sunnan SK of Sweden in the second level (Elitettan) and the top division from 2007 to 2014. (Damallsvenskan).

Nkwocha announced her intention to retire in two years, and the BBC reported in June 2008 that she planned to stay active in football as a coach after she retired. As of 2012, she was still competing in Sweden’s second-tier league.

Nkwocha, 39, left Sunnan before the 2015 season to work as a player-coach for Clemensnäs IF. She had coached boys’ football in Nigeria for a portion of the previous season, but she wanted to stay in Sweden after obtaining Swedish citizenship.

International Career

Nkwocha has represented Nigeria in seven CAF Women’s Championships (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014), winning five of them (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014).

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She scored four goals against Cameroon in the game’s final to help Nigeria win the African Women’s Championship in 2004. She was named the competition’s best player and set a record by scoring nine goals in total during the competition.

Nkwocha was named African Women’s Footballer of the Year by the Confederation of African Football in 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2011.

Nkwocha has also competed in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as the Olympics in Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008. (2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015).

Personal Life

Perpetua Nkwocha’s husband is Justice Tetteh Komey, a Ghanaian footballer for Pite IF and a former professional striker for Anakale Dardanelspor of Turkey.

Honors

International

Nigeria

  • 2014: African Women’s Championship
  • 2010: African Women’s Championship
  • 2006: African Women’s Championship
  • 2004: African Women’s Championship
  • 2002: African Women’s Championship

Individual

  • 2011: African Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2010: African Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2010: African Women’s Championship Top goalscorer
  • 2006: African Women’s Championship Top goalscorer
  • 2005: African Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2004: African Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2004: African Women’s Championship Top goalscorer

Net Worth

Perpetua Nkwocha has made wealth by playing professional football. According to different sources, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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