By Harry Awurumibe African Women’s Football Legend, Perpatua Nkwocha has started her coaching career on a high as her decision to coach the children and wards of refugees in Sweden has attracted a rave mention by the international media.
Many young asylum seekers in northern Europe grapple with the difficulties of dealing with the boredom of waiting for developments in their new life especially in the Swedish town of Skelleftea where local authorities have been using sport to help those who have arrived.
The coach is none other than four-Time African Best Women’s Footballer of the Year, Nkwocha who has taken up the task of coaching a team formed by the refugees.
She handles the team of the male and female footballers who are fleeing from the wars in their countries.
Nkwocha who has acquired a UEFA coaching certificate to pursue a career in coaching is being commended by the Swedish authorities, local and international media like the Newsday Newspapers and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which recently ran a documentary on the brave assignment undertaken by the successful footballer.