Star bio: Nigeria's Perpetua Nkwocha

One of the greatest African players in the history of the women's game, Perpetua Nkwocha is an experienced striker with a proven track record of scoring goals.

Nigerian is one of the greatest African players in history of women's game

Perpetua Nkwocha of Nigeria, middle, is a three-time three-time African Player of the Year. (AFP/Getty Images)

PERPETUA NKWOCHA

Born: January 3, 1976 in Nigeria

Position: Forward 

Clubs played for: Rivers Eagles (Nigeria), Sunnana SK (Sweden)

International career: A three-time African Women Footballer of the Year (2004, 2005 and 2010), Nkwocha has been a key figure of the Nigerian national team for over a decade. Nkwocha was instrumental in helping the Super Falcons with three African championships (2002, 2004 and 2006). She has also participated in the last two FIFA Women's World Cups, and the last three Olympic tournaments.

Why is she so special? One of the greatest African players in the history of the women's game, Nkwocha is an experienced striker with a proven track record of scoring goals. The Nigerian possesses deadly accuracy in front of goal, can score with both feet, possesses good speed and in strong in the air.

Her most famous moment: Scoring four goals to help Nigeria beat Cameroon in the 2004 African Women's Championship final. She also set a record by scoring nine goals during the tournament, and was named MVP of the competition.

She said it: "I want to be part of a Nigerian side that will win the World Cup. That is my desire. As I said, we can do that, we just need to believe. If we can win it, I'm sure I will be content with what I have done in football."

Here's an interesting fact: Nkwocha has stated she wants to get into coaching once she retires as a player.