Vera Okolo
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Vera Okolo

Vera Okolo
Personal information
Full name Vera Okolo
Date of birth (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 161 cm (5 ft  in)
National team
Nigeria

Vera Okolo (born 5 January 1985) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for the Nigeria women's national football team. She played for the Delta Queens in the Nigerian Women's Championship.[1]

Playing career

International

Okolo was put forward for the team at the 2004 Olympics by coach Isamaila Mabo. After the matches she was nominated to be African Women's Footballer of the Year but the award was eventually made to Perpetua Nkwocha.[2]

She played in Algiers in 2007 and scored the game-winning goal. Okolo was amongst the team who refused to return from Algiers until they were paid. They had been promised money when they returned to Nigeria, but experience told them that these promises would be broken. Each team member was eventually paid $1m Nigerian by the President.[3]

Okolo was involved in a dispute with the Nigerian Football Association following her injury in 2007 whilst playing for her country. She wanted an operation in Germany but there was a dispute about who would pay for it.[2]

References

  1. ^ Vera Okolo, Sports Reference, Retrieved 2 February 2016
  2. ^ a b Okolo seeks help for injury, Oluwashina Okeleji, December 2007, BBC, Retrieved 2 February 2016
  3. ^ Vera Okolo, Vanguardngr.com, Retrieved 2 February 2016

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