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1. Asisat Oshoala: Super Falcons striker #InternationalWomensDay5 most influential women in Nigerian sports

1. Asisat Oshoala: Super Falcons striker

She is probably the most popular sports woman in Nigeria at the moment. Since leading Nigeria to the final of the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Since then, Oshoala has become the best Nigerian female player winning the 2015 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year.

In recognition of her influence in Nigerian women’s sports, she was invited to speak at second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference which held yesterday, Monday, March 7.

2. Blessing Okagbare: Athlete #InternationalWomensDay5 most influential women in Nigerian sports

With an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200 metres, Blessing Okagbare is one of the most important women in Nigerian sports.

She holds the Women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds. Her 100 m best of 10.79 makes her the African record holder for the event.

With an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200 metres, Blessing Okagbare is one of the most important women in Nigerian sports.

She holds the Women’s 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds. Her 100 m best of 10.79 makes her the African record holder for the event.

She was the African 100 m and long jump champion in 2010. She has also won medals at the All-Africa Games and the IAAF Continental Cup.

3. Perpetua Nkwocha: Former Super Falcons striker #InternationalWomensDay5 most influential women in Nigerian sports

Despite retiring from the national team Nkwocha still remains one of the most influential women in Nigerian sports.

Nkwocha played in seven Africa Women Cup of Nations winning five of them in the year 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

She played majority of her club football in Sweden and her stay there earned her a Swedish citizenship where she coaches Clemensnäs IF from Swedish Women’s Football Division 2.

The four time African Women Player of the Year was recently appointed an assistant coach of the Super Falcons.

4. Evelyn Nwabuoku: Super Falcons captain #InternationalWomensDay5 most influential women in Nigerian sports

As captain of the Super Falcons-which is the senior women’s national team-Evelyn Nwabuoku is easily one of the most powerful women in Nigerian sports.

Nwabuoku played in the Nigerian Women’s Championship for Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels before moving to BIIK Kazygurt of the Kazakhstani women’s football championship in 2015.

She captained the Super Falcons at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2014 African Women’s Championship winning the latter. She was also part of the squad at the 2012 African Women’s Championship. […]

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