Feminine soccer in Nigeria has been at the ascendancy over the last 5 years with the superb efficiency of the Nationwide U-17 Feminine group the Flamingoes and their U-20 counterpart the Falconets.
The Senior Nationwide group the Tremendous Falcons of Nigeria made the rustic proud on the not too long ago concluded African Ladies Championship hosted by means of South Africa, as they carted away the large trophy on the expense of protecting champions Equatorial Guinea.
One of the vital provide and previous gamers of the Tremendous Falcons have transform family names in Nigeria, with a few of them been given nicknames on account of their scintillating efficiency within the box of play. Underneath is a profile of 4 key participants of the Tremendous Falcons each energetic and inactive and their nickname.
- Mercy Akide(Marvelous)
Mercy Akide stays the perfect function scorer within the feminine nationwide group until date with over twenty objectives spanning over ten years. She was once nicknamed- Marvelous Mercy Akide on account of the pretty objectives she scored and her distinctive and swish method. Within the top of her profession, she performed membership soccer in the US earlier than placing her soccer each. She is right now married to ace journalist Collins Udoh.
- Reward Otuwe(Kanu)
Gangling Reward Otuwe who ranks among the tallest gamers within the provide Tremendous Falcons squad, is a striker right now plying her business with Delta Queens of Asaba in Delta State Nigeria. She has the similar bodily attributes of former Tremendous Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu, therefore she was once given the nickname- Kanu. Blessed with wonderful talents and aerial talents, Reward Otuwe was once an integral member of the Falconets squad to the 2007 FIFA Ladies International Cup held in China. At 26 years of age, Reward “Kanu” Otuwe nonetheless has so much to provide on the senior degree within the coming years.
- Nkiru Okosieme(Headmistress)
Nkiru Okosieme was once born in 1972 to a footballing circle of relatives in Delta State Nigeria. A midfielder who had a distinguishing profession enjoying for the senior Nationwide feminine team- The Tremendous Falcons, she was once given the nickname- Headmistress on account of her knack for scoring a very powerful objectives by means of headers. She as soon as scored a hat-trick at an African Ladies Championship fit all coming by means of headers. She was once a part of the Tremendous Falcons squad to the 1991 FIFA Ladies International Cup held in China and the 1995 FIFA International Cup held in Sweden.
- Kikelemo Ajayi(Mamayaro)
Kikelemo Ajayi was once a left complete again participant for the senior Nationwide feminine team-The Tremendous Falcons of Nigeria. She additionally has a difference of additionally captaining the group to luck on the 2006 African Ladies Championship held in Nigeria. She additionally scored the outlet function within the 6-Zero mauling of Algeria. She earned the nickname- Mamayaro as a result of she performs in the similar place as former Tremendous Eagles famous person defender Celestine Babayaro. She additionally overlaps in identical type to the previous Olympic Gold medalist.
Supply by means of Clement Sadjere