–Edwin Okon pleased with team’s performance
Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon says retrieving the African Women’s Championship title for Nigeria has sent him on the seventh heaven.
The Super Falcons defeated Cameroon 2-0 in Saturday’s final in Namibia to complete Nigeria’s seventh win of the title following wins in 1998, 200, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
“I’m happy the girls didn’t disappoint, they made me proud, they made the country proud, it’s like I’m on the moon, in the seventh heaven because it’s the 7th time Nigeria has won the cup and most importantly winning it back after we lost”, Okon said excitedly.
However, his joy of winning the championship even without losing a single game is being blighted by the revelation that he is yet to be paid as much as 25-months salaries by his employers, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
“Since August 2012 when I led the Falconets to the World Cup where we came fourth, up till today, I’m yet to get a dime as salary from the NFF.
“Every time I go to the office to complain, they will say there is no money.
“At a time, I learned that the Federal Government gave the federation some money to pay [former men’s senior national team coach Stephen] Keshi and other national team coaches, but up till today my story is still the same”, Okon lamented.
Okon is also the head coach of Rivers Angels women football club of Port Harcourt.