Nigeria U-20 W o m e n ’ s team(Falconets) Chief Coach, Peter Dedevbo has been named as a contender for the FIFA World Coach of the Year Award.
The Canada 2014 World Cup Silver winning Coach, is among the 10 coaches shortlisted by World football ruling body for the coach of the year for Women’s Football 2014.
Dedevbo, the only African tactician named in the list, will battle national team coaches, Philippe Bergeroo of France, Laura Harvey of England, Germany’s Ralf Kellermann and Norio Sasaki of Japan for the prestigious diadem.
Other national team coaches shortlisted for the award includes; Germany’s U-20 national team Coach, Maren Meinert, Pia Sundhage of Sweden, Asako Takemoto Takakura of Japan, Jorge Vilda of Sapin and Martina Voss Tecklenburg who is in charge of Germany and Switzerland national teams.
Meanwhile, Abby Wambach of USA, Nadine Angerer of Germany , Veronica Boquete from Spain , Japanese Aya Miyama and Brazil’s Marta has been shortlisted for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014.
Also mentioned in the Women’s shortlists are Nadine Kessler of Germany, Nilla Fischer from Sweden, France’s Loiusa Necib and Sweden’s Lotta Schelin.tweet Follow @@metrolens1