The Nigeria Football Federation have again assured that it will be going on to hire a foreign coach to handle the national women’s team, the Super Falcons very soon.
According to the NFF, the move for a foreign coach will arrest the dwindling fortunes of the women’s team and that has been approved by the Executive Committee following recommendations from the Technical and Development Committee.
However, while the process of hiring an expatriate coach continues, some ex-internationals who will in the long run be assistants to the in coaching has been appointed to handle the Falcons on a caretaker basis.
A communiqué from the last NFF meeting in this respect read: “In consonance with its determination to find a holistic solution to the dwindling fortunes of the Senior Women National Team, Falcons, Committee approved the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee for the appointment of a competent expatriate Coach, within the shortest possible time, for the team.
It continued: “The expatriate Coach will be assisted by former Super Falcons’ Captains, Florence Omagbemi, Perpetua Nkwocha and Ann Chiejine, with Bala Mohammed as Goalkeeper Trainer. Omagbemi will head the crew in the acting capacity in the meantime.
Indeed the Super Falcons have lost steam not only in global football but also on the continent where before now they were invincible.