FORMER Super Falcons Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi has been nominated alongside 9 others for the FIFA Best women’s coach award.
The 42-year-old coached the Super Falcons to a first place finish at the 2016 African Women’s Championship in Cameroon.
She was part of the Nigeria women’s national football team across four FIFA Women’s World Cups, several Africa Women Cup of Nations and at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
As a player, she won the African Women’s Championship in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.
Other nominees for the award include 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) , Hwang Yong-Bong (Korea DPR / Korea DPR U-20 national teams).
According to FIFA, 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.