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BOWFT 2021: Meet Super Falcons Captain whose father was the first Goal keeper of Rangers International

Oluchi tobex Tobe-Chukwu

It has been a refreshing moment for the first captain of the Super Falcons of Nigeria Nkiru Okosieme right here in Benin city enjoying the moment at the Betsy Obaseki women football tournament.
She spent some time exclusively with to share some truths and facts about her self and family.
Take time to read through the exploits of a committed Nigerian footballer that was born into a football family.

Nkiru is the daughter of Cyril Okosieme, the first goalkeeper of Enugu Rangers who later played for Vipers of Benin known as Bendel Insurance now.

She is the younger sister of Ndubuisi Okosieme, former flying Eagles and Green Eagles winger.

Okosieme Nkiru is the first captain of the Super Falcons, she captained the squad to the inaugural women’s world cup in China 1991. She played in Four women’s world cup in 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2003.

She won three African Women’s Championships with the Falcons in 1998, 2000 and 2003.

She scored three goals at the 1999 world cup which helped the Falcons to the quarter final finish. It remains the Falcons best performance at the FIFA World Cup.

She is an alumna of King University in Bristol, Tennessee and Clayton State university Morrow, Georgia.

She bagged Bsc in Information Technology and Masters in Health care from Clayton State University.

She has qualified as a coach, obtained the A, B and Coaching Licenses from the United States Soccer Federation as the regional and national goalkeeping coaching Licenses.

She was an Assistant Coach with Clayton State University for Five years.

She is presently a registered coach with the US Club Soccer and Georgia State Soccer.

She presently coaches players from U14 to club level.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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