Former Super Falcons forward, Perpetual Nkwocha is presently in a state of mourning after losing her husband, Ernest Ikechukwu Nwufoh.

It was learnt that her husband died on July 4 after a brief illness at a private hospital in Awka. Sources ad that the family has made plans for the funeral of the writer and scholar.

A versatile forward during her playing days, Nkwocha is considered by many to be the best player in Nigerian women football history.

She played at four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments and three Summer Olympic Games.

With the Super Falcons, she played at seven Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) and won five.

She also won four African Women’s Footballer of the Year awards.