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.
By NNEKA IKEM Former Super Falcons captain Precious Dede has expressed her unreserved respect for former African Women’s Player of the year, Perpetua Nkwocha. The 4-time Confederation of African Football Award recipient in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011 was in the Super Falcons squad when Dede doubled as Captain of the team and goal keeper. Dede and Nkwocha were roommates and the former goalkeeper who stands at 171cm said she was glad to do her laundry despite being the captain of the team. “I was in the sa
Stray Bullet Kills NSCDC Officer During Imo Gun Duel A stray bullet from Thursday night’s gun duel between combined security operatives and hoodlums in Orlu town has killed a female Officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Imo state.The officer, Mrs.
Nzubechukwu Grace Nkwocha and Blessing Okagbere who participated at the women's 100 metres track event, were one of Nigeria's medal hopefuls at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The hope was further strengthened after these athletes qualified for the semifinal round, but the hope of winning a medal in the women's 100 metres track was shattered as the duo won't be able to participate at thfinals of the event.
The conversation around greatness in football will always be tinged with either nostalgia or recency bias. For some, the players they saw back when television could only provide grainy, black-and-white images will always be superior. In their minds, as football has gotten more professional and sanitised, something pure and natural has been lost. For others – especially of a younger age group – the lack of access to footage from back in the day means it might as well not have existed at all. They can only
We have talented Nigerians with untapped talents everywhere.Do not tell me that you've not heard about Nkwocha Ernest who makes sculptures with worn out tyres or the artist who make beautiful painting upside down.
Nkwocha Ernest is a sculptor with a difference. He makes his artwork using old tyres he finds scattered around Lagos. His artwork, which is driven by a desire to clean up Lagos, is gaining popularity in Nigeria. But now he wants to take his rubbery creations around the world. He makes use of old car tyres into these amazing artworks. In the photos shared, the man was spotted working on different stages of his art pieces, while he was captured by the camera. Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that
Nigeria striker and contender for 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year Award, Asisat Oshoala, has described former Super Falcons striker, Perpetua Nkwocha as a legend. The FC Barcelona player stated this in her response to a tweet by CAF in its recognition of the 44-year-old as a record four-time winner of the award, in the run up to the CAF Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 7 January 2020, at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt. “RECORD HOLDER: Perpetua Nkwocha. The Nigerian footballer won
Luchy is a Nigerian actress and she is currently performing, due to her performance many Nigerian now see her as a star. Luchy Donald biography and life style Luchy Donald is from Emii, owerri local govement of imo state Nigeria,and she was born as donald Nkwocha she is currently 20 years old, she was born on may 28 2000. She attended nursery and primary school in mount carmel secondary school, she spend a year at madonna university but graduated from tansian university. According to Luchy donald she says that
The Super Falcons of Nigeria have seen some of the best of female footballers to be ever born on the African continent and as well some of them who have gone on to shine and recognized on the world scene. Mercy Akide-Udoh, Cynthia Uwak, Ann Chiejine, Stella Mbachu and some others were the first set of talents that came out the Nigerian Female National team but the stand out player of the first generation of Super Falcons is none other than Perpetual Nkwocha. It isn't about her five African Women's Cup of Na
A man who claims to be a prophet was arrested in Abia State yesterday for allegedly kidnapping a schoolgirl and turning her into a commercial sex worker. According to Newsmen, the self-acclaimed prophet was arrested by the Ndiegoro Police Division in Aba, the commercial capital of the state after a good Samaritan informed the police that he kidnapped the school girl on the pretext that God wanted to use her for missionary work and thereafter forced her to become a commercial sex worker for his gain. Speakin
Burning of tyre is one of the bad habits many have grown up with in Nigeria. Especially, in area where there is no proper waste management. When people disposed their spoiled trye in open field or along the road, such tyres were burnt down. Apart from the environmental effect it has on people, the fumes people inhale is injurious to health. Nkwocha Ernest a talented Nigerian sculptor with a difference has taken it upon himself to use the abandoned tyres in our street to something spontaneous and create a
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.
In the early 80s, when African women hadn’t woken up to the game, Perpetual Nkwocha was already playing football on the streets of Lagos as a kid, rubbing shoulders with boys of her peer group. It was a game meant for boys, but Nkwocha never saw herself as a girl. She was what I may call ‘Tom boy’ and she loved the game of football with a passion. Being shuffled and tackled hard by the boys, she began to develop great football skills and game intelligence. Several years after, Nkwocha has turne
China and Zambia played out an entertaining 4:4 draw in the Olympic games this morning. However, the highlight and talking point of the game is the performance of Zambia sensation, Barbra Banda. Banda added another hat trick to the one she got against Netherlands a few days ago.
Chief Optometrist and Post-Graduate Clinical Optometrist of Abia State University, Uturu, ABSU, Dr. Nkwocha Austine has described the deadly eye disease glaucoma, as a silent thief of sight saying, “it is a disease of the optic nerve”. Dr. Nkwocha, who is also the CEO of De Grace Eye Clinic Nsukka, stated that glaucoma is a syndrome that is characterised by disc cupping, elevated intraocular pressure and visual field loss. According to the chief optometrist, glaucoma is a terrible disease because it dam
Africans are truly creative and blessed. When it comes to imagination and Skills, regardless of our nation is a creating nation. We don't have all tech required, however we go past desire for making exhibitions works, by utilizing things around us which we won't envision it will be able to make such. Nkwocha Ernest is from imo state, Nigeria. he graduated from Auchi Polytechnic, the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He dependent on lagos where he does his Sculptures works. Nkwocha is known
A former Super Falcons goal poacher Perpetual Nkwocha has ruled herself out of Super Falcons coaching job for now. The four times African Female Footballer of the Year said while featuring on BCOS TV Sports programme Weekend Sports, that she is not ready for national team job. Fielding questions from the programme aired on Ibadan based media house, Nkwocha stated that she is presently pre - occupied with the club coaching job 6 Sweden. "Coaching national teams is different from coaching clubsides. Managing