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Football | Nigeria Features

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Nkwocha testimonial set for March



The testimonial match for Africa's most decorated woman footballer, Perpetua Nkwocha has been postponed to next March.

The encounter earlier scheduled for the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on November 18 was put off at the instance of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to allow for more planning and befitting farewell game.

Supersport.com gathered that the NFF wants to key the testimonial match into Super Eagles' home 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars of Kenya at a venue yet to be decided next March.

Dr Rafiu Ladipo, who heads the Main Organising Committee for the tie, said the shift in date will allow the committee to overcome the initial hiccups especially with fund.

"We urge all those who have been approached for fund to keep faith with us while we still expect the fulfilment of promises already made to us to ensure we give honour to this worthy Nigerian who helped her country win many trophies.

"Perpetua Nkwocha must be supported by every Nigerian. The shift in date shouldn't be an excuse for a let down. Let big corporate bodies doing business in Nigeria rise up and be counted," said the president-general of the Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Association to supersport.com.

The four-time African Women's Footballer of the Year campaigned with the Super Falcons at the 8th AWC in Equatorial Guinea finishing a distance fourth position.

The Imo State born goal merchant set a 15-goal pre-tournament personal target but managed a dismal two goals at the biennial football showpiece which Nigeria has won a record six times.

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