Florence Omagbemi (born February 2, 1975) is a former football midfielder from Nigeria. She competed for Nigeria in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, three Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments, and the Summer Olympics in 2000. She had previously served as an assistant coach for the Nigerian women’s national under-20 football team before being selected temporary coach of the national team in 2016.
Florence Omagbemi Biography
|Date of Birth
February 2, 1975
|Place of Birth
Delta State, Nigeria
Ex Footballer, Coach
Florence Omagbemi was born on the 2nd of February, 1975, in Warri, Delta State, which falls within the South-Southern states in Nigeria.
For more than ten years, Omagbemi represented Nigeria on the women’s national football team. She participated in four FIFA Women’s World Cups and was a part of the 1999 team that advanced to the second round before dropping to Brazil. Florence Omagbemi captained the Super Falcons to four Africa Women Cup of Nations victories in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. She also competed in the 2000 competition in Australia as a member of the Nigerian squad. During this competition, she participated in the Summer Olympics for the first time.
Before being called up to serve as the assistant coach for the Nigerian women’s national under-20 football team, Omagbemi started her coaching career with a number of youth teams with American bases. Before the United States defeated her while in that position, the squad advanced to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup semifinals.
Omogbemi became the senior national team’s temporary coach for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations. Since Christopher Danjuma was fired as head coach of Nigeria in the wake of the team’s poor performance in the 2015 African Games, Nigeria had been without a head coach.
Florence Omagbemi became the first female to win the Africa Women Cup of Nations in both coaching and playing roles on December 3, 2016.
As a Player
- 2004: African Women’s Championship
- 2002: African Women’s Championship
- 2000: African Women’s Championship
- 1998: African Women’s Championship
As a coach
- 2016: African Women’s Championship winner
According to the analysis made from different sources online, Florence Omagbemi has an estimated net worth of $1 million.