Super Falcons Of Nigeria
Desiree Ellis has won Africa Women Coach of the Year award after a successful 2018 with the South Africa's Banyana Banyana. The 55-year-old beat Nigeria's Thomas Dennerby and Cameroon's Joseph Brain to pick up the award.
Nigeria national women's football team wrapped year 2018 off on a winning note following their 9th African Women Cup of Nations triumph in Ghana. Meanwhile the Super Eagles will hope to replicate that feat this summer at AFCON '19
2018 brought good memories for football fans as Nigeria's Super Falcons claimed a record 9th AWCON title, while their male counterparts - Super Eagles, qualified/participated at the World Cup and also booked a place in AFCON 2019.
Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has been shortlisted for this year's CAF Women’s Coach of the Year. The 59-year-old Swede will battle Bayana Bayana coach Desiree Ellis and Brian Ndoko for the prestigious award.
Despite winning the AWCON 2018 title for the ninth time, Super Falcons attacking trio including Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega and Desire Oparanozie were snubbed from the tournament's first XI. Oshoala and Ordega were benched.
President Muhamadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons for emerging victorious in Ghana. Super Falcons defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalties to win their 9th AWCON title - heading to 2018 World Cup as African champions.