A panel of football experts namely Mia Ham-the USA,Sun Wen- China, Jacqueline Shipanga -Namibia,Sisi -Brazil, Nadine Kessler-Germany and Maia Jackman-New Zealand, have shortlisted 10 coaches for FIFA Best Women’s Coach 2017.
Among the list of coaches is Nigeria’s Florence Omagbemi who guided the Super Falcons to win the 2016 edition of the CAF Women’s Championship. Omagbemi as a player won the competition 4 times(1998,2000,2002 and 2004).
The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:
* Olivier Echouafni (FRA – French national team)
* Emma Hayes (ENG – Chelsea Ladies)
* Ralf Kellermann (GER – VfL Wolfsburg)
* Xavi Llorens (ESP – FC Barcelona Femeni)
* Nils Nielsen (DEN – Danish national team)
* Florence Omagbemi (NGA – Nigerian national team)
* Gerard Precheur (FRA – Olympique Lyonnais Feminin)
* Dominik Thalhammer (AUT – Austrian national team)
* Sarina Wiegman (NED – Netherlands national team)
* Hwang Yong-Bong (PRK – Korea DPR / Korea DPR U-20 national teams)