Thursday, December 22, 2011
Nkwocha Makes It Four at 2011 CAF Awards
Ghana was the hot spot for this year's GLOBACOM sponsored CAF awards and Pepertua Nkwocha of Nigeria's Super Falcons made history by being adjuged the best female player on the continent for the unprecedented fourth time beating South Africa's Nompumelelo Nyandani and Equatorial Guinea's Miriam Paixao Silva.
The 35 year old Nkwocha had won the prestigious award in 2004,2005 and 2010. She thereby writes her name in the annals of African Women's soccer history as the first female player ever to have done so. With three World Cups and three Olympic Games appearances under her belt,Pepertua Nkwocha who plies her trade with Swedish side Sunnana SK is by far a player with vast experience and intends to impart the knowledge acquired over the years to the young up and coming female soccer players once her career is over.
Upon reception of the award, she expressed her gratitude to her family,friends and team mates for the support given her throughout her career.
The Lionesses of Cameroon were crowned Women's National Team 2011.
Posted by Women's Soccer Worldwide at 8:37 PM