Nigeria women’s senior national team coach Florence Omagbemi has been nominated for this year’s FIFA Coach of the Year award.
Omagbemi received the nod after leading the Super Falcons to their eighth CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title. She also lifted the trophy four times during her playing days, and this makes her just the second woman, after Eucharia Uche, to win the competition. And she is the first person to win it as both a player and a coach.
The final winner will be decided by votes from national team coaches, captains, selected media and the fans with the prize to be awarded along with the Ballon d’Or in October.
The Super Falcons legend got nominated alongside Olivier Echouafni (France), Emma Hayes (Chelsea Ladies), Ralf Kellermann (Wolfsburg), Xavi Llorens (FC Barcelona Femeni) Nils Nielsen (Danish national team), Gerard Precheur (Olympique Lyonnais Feminin), Dominik Thalhammer (Austrian national team), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands national team) and Hwang Yong-Bong (Korea DPR/Korea DPR U-20 national teams).