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Nkiru Okosieme

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Full name  Nkiru Doris Okosieme
Playing position  Midfielder
Team  Apps
Position  Midfielder
Place of birth  Nigeria
Years  Team
Height  1.67 m
Date of birth  (1972-03-01) 1 March 1972 (age 45)

Nkiru Doris "NK" Okosieme (born 1 March 1972) was a Nigerian football midfielder who played for the Nigeria women's national football team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Okosieme was nicknamed "The Headmistress" for her habit of scoring important goals with her head.

Career

Okosieme captained Nigeria at the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup while still a teenager. She played the full 80 minutes in all three of Nigeria's defeats, while attached to the S.C. Imo State club.

At the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, Okosieme was playing for Rivers Angels. Before the tournament she declared: "We no longer have an inferiority complex". She scored three goals in four games as Nigeria reached the quarter-finals, losing 4–3 to Brazil. Okosieme enjoyed playing in America so much that she joined USL W-League club Charlotte Lady Eagles and enrolled at university, where she played college soccer.

Her brother Ndubuisi Okosieme was also an international footballer.

References

Nkiru Okosieme Wikipedia


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