Omagbemi eyes African football record

The tactician hopes to emerge as the second female trainer to lead any women side to win the Africa Women's Cup of Nations by overcoming the hosts on Saturday in Yaounde

Nigeria women coach Florence Omagbemi is hoping to emulate Eucharia Uche by becoming the second female coach and ex-player to win the Africa Women's Cup of Nations title.

Uche became the first female coach to win the title at South Africa 2010, a feat Omagbemi is eager to replicate against Cameroon at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

The 41-year-old further believes her anticipated title success will pave way for the appointment of more women coaches in charge of national women sides in Africa.

"I like to give glory to God for the opportunity. I'v been a national team player for years and won the African Cup of Nations title for the country as the captain," Omagbemi told Goal.

"And now been given the chance to coach the team as the coach, I think it is a great honour for me and I wish to thank the Football Federation for the opportunity to do that.

"This will be a great honour for me and the players too. I will love to share that when I get back home.

"I want to be the second female coach to win the trophy. I want to give credit to our former  coach Uche Eucharia. She did a very good job as she opened the door for us [women] back home.

"Just like our Federation is trying to encourage the women. And not only in Africa when you see countries giving the opportunity to their ex-players. 

"The honour is not only going to be for me but it is going to help some of our young and especially our ex-players to have a chance to handle some of the young teams - the U20s and U17s. 

"If try to emulate countries from other Confederation who have been successful in this. When we have women's team and these ex-players trying to help the teams - the young players we see them as a role model. 

"It will be a great honour for me, for female players and the development of women's football in Africa."