Nigeria women’s national team, the Super Falcons, coach, Florence Omagbemi has been nominated for the 2017 Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award.
The former Nigerian captain is the only African coach among the 10 names on the shortlist.
There were no Africans among the nominations for the awards for men’s coach or women’s player announced by football’s world governing body on Thursday.
Omagbemi led the Super Falcons to win the African Nations Women’s Cup in Cameroon last year.It was Nigeria’s eighth continental African title.
The winners from each category will be revealed at a ceremony in London on 23 October.