- Perpetua Nkwocha is bereaved having lost her beloved husband Ernest barely five years after their marriage ceremony
- Reports have it that he passed away at a private hospital in Awka, the capital of Anambra after brief illness
- Perpetua Nkwocha remains a Super Falcons legend who won the prestigious African Women’s Player of the Year Award on four occasions
Former Super Falcons’ captain Perpetua Nkwocha is currently mourning the death of her husband Ernest Ikechukwu Nwufoh who passed away at a private hospital in Awka, the capital of Anambra.
Soccernet are reporting that the deceased who was a lecturer had suffered from a brief illness before he passed away.
Nkwocha remains one of Nigeria’s greatest female footballers as she featured for the country in seven Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments, winning on five occasions.
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The 45-year-old won 99 caps for the Super Falcons and played at four World Cups.
She is the first female footballer to win African Women’s Player of the Year on four occasions. The former Sunnanå SK star also represented Nigeria at three Olympics tournaments.
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Nkwocha came second as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) named current Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala as the best Nigerian female footballer in history.
Oshoala was named the winner in a poll set by the African's football governing body on FIFA in which fans were asked to pick their best Nigerian female footballer.
Other Nigerian former footballers who were also nominated are Mercy Akide, Perpetua Nkocha and Cynthia Uwak. Asisat Oshoala got 53 per cent of the total votes, while Perpetua Nkwocha came second with 31 percent as Mercy Akide got 1 leaving Uwak with only one vote.
Asisat Oshoala started her football career on the streets before she joined FC Robo from where she got the chance to join Rivers Angels in 2013.
Roosa Ariyo joins new club
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Falcons star Roosa Ariyo has completed a move to top Spanish women's league outfit UDG Tenerife this summer.
The 27-year-old Nigeria's women football star becomes the first player to join the Blue and White ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Ariyo spent the last two seasons at Finland's topflight side Tikkurilan Palloseura where she scored 21 goals and 15 assists in 25 league appearances in the process.
Her competitiveness on and off the ball attracted her to the Spanish club and she will represent them until June 2023.