Former Super Falcons striker, Mercy Akide-Udoh has been named Regent University Athletic Department’s Coach of the Year award, Completesports.com reports.
Akide-Udoh, who has only just completed her first season as Head Coach of the university’s Women’s Soccer program, was unanimously voted for the award by all the coaches in the Virginia Beach-based university.
In her first season of coaching in the program, Akide-Udoh took the team from zero wins in their first season, to five wins.
“When we were voting for this award, everyone who sent in their vote was unanimous that it could only go to one person, Mercy,” Dr Samuel Botta, Athletics Director said while announcing the award.
“Mercy has been a blessing to our program and we are lucky to have her.”
Reacting to the award, the three time Women’s Africa Cup of Nations winner said: “This is such an unexpected honour for me.”
“I will like to thank everyone who voted and also thank my players who have made this such an enjoyable time for me here.”
By Johnny Edward