Talle told the News Agency of Nigeria that Omagbemi had made the country proud, having won the African Women Cup of Nation nine times.
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Omagbemi, who coached Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon, was among the 10 coaches shortlisted for the award.
The Leicester City winger beat Liverpool’s striker Saido Mane to become the 25th winner of the gong, while last year’s winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, placed third
The team won the last African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon
Omagbemi was vilified by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation for allegedly inciting the players to press home the demand for the payment of their allowances and bonus after winning the African Women Nations Cup
Reigning Africa Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, leads the overseas-based contingent, while Osinachi Ohale leads the home-based
Alongside other Falcons legends Ann Chiejine and Perpetua Nkwocha, Omagbemi has somewhat restructured a squad that failed to qualify for the women’s football tournament of this year’s Olympics and lost to Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire at the 11th All-Africa Games in Brazzaville last year, imbuing it with greater morale
Omagbemi, while speaking to thenff.com after Tuesday’s training session, said: “It is not easy for me to drop anyone for this game. I wish I could go to Dakar with all the players but I cannot. We have to keep working together to achieve our common goal, which is winning. We are going to Senegal to win.”
There have been insinuations that her absence from the team was because she wanted to be named as the permanent coach and not the interim coach
The football body approved the choice of an expatriate as head coach as recommended by the Technical and Development Committee.
Omagbemi will take charge of the side in acting capacity until the appointment of the expatriate coach