When one of the oldest clubs in the Faroe Islands, Tvoroyrar Boltfelag sacked their male coach and appointed a British born woman of Nigerian descent, Helen Nkwocha as their caretaker manager till the end of the season, to try and save the team from relegation with only six games to go, she became the first woman in the history of football to ever coach a European top-flight team.
Football used to be a game for only men, but over time, women got involved with it. While some countries do not still allow women to play this game, some women are already coaches and some reached a point in their career that they even coached men.
Exactly one month ago, a woman of Nigerian descent achieved a big milestone in the world of football. She became the first ever woman to become the head coach of a top flight European men's club. Her name, Helen Nkwocha. On September 23rd 2021, Helen Nkwocha was appointed as the head coach of TB Tvøroyri, a first tier club in Faroe Islands.
Helen Nkwocha was motivated by her desire to become a professional football coach, so she sold her house and moved to a houseboat to fund her dream. She could never have imagined herself as the first female coach of a top-flight men's team in Europe in her wildest dreams.