New Falcons Coach To Resume Next Week, NFF President Pinnick Reveals

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that the new Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum will resume work next week.

Pinnick confirmed this during an interview with the BBC Sport as he also apologised to the Super Falcons for the neglect they have suffered from the football body.

In his words, Pinnick said: “I apologise to them publicly – we have been trying to intensify our efforts in rebuilding the Super Eagles [Nigeria’s men’s team] which we have done. Now we have secured the services of a foreign coach from America [Randy Waldrum] who is going to resume next week.

“We have lined up a couple of matches for them and I have apologised to them because the truth is we wanted to concentrate on the [World Cup] qualifiers [for the men] which was quite intense.”

Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has been unimpressed with the football body over the team’s lack of preparation.

She expressed her mind in a chat with BBC Sport as she said: “It’s quite pathetic because the Nations Cup and the World Cup is round the corner and all the other African teams are stepping up their preparations playing friendly games.”

“But we as the defending champions have not really done anything to really show we want to stay up there.

“There have been no matches there hasn’t been any form of regrouping, no games played – nothing at all.

“I am really concerned because to win the tournament you have to set up a good preparation, you have to recruit the girls, you have to make plans for camps.

“We have been sleeping all this while and other teams have been away doing all the necessary and doing what they should do. So I am very worried that next year’s Nations Cup is going to be very tough for us.” she concluded.