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New Waldrum’s Assistants Recommend Overhauling Of Super Falcons

New Waldrum’s Assistants  Recommend  Overhauling Of Super Falcons

The two coaches appointed Tuesday by the Nigeria Football Federation to assist Super Falcons Head coach, Randy Waldrum, are of the view that the team need to be overhauled for improved performance, Completesports.com reports.

The coaches, Justine Madugu and Edwin Okon, told Completesports.com in separate chats Tuesday soon after their meeting with the President of NFF, Amaju Piñnick and other chieftains of the federation, that their assignment include scouting and training young, quality players, home and abroad, for the Super Falcons


Okon, a former coach of Super Falcons who is now the Chief Scout, is saddled with the responsibility of scouting for players from the domestic league and the leagues abroad. He insists that the team must be overhauled for Nigeria to maintain her dominance of the women’s football in the continent

“I am optimistic that the Super Falcons will still dominate women’s football in Africa for long if we overhaul the current squad with the introduction of young and very good players in and outside Nigeria. We need to beef up the team to maintain our position as the best team in Africa,” Okon who is the coach of Nigeria Women’s Football League champions, Rivers Angels, stated


“We have to go to work immediately to help fish out players who take over from the ageing and out of form players in the Super Falcons. We cannot afford to miss qualifying for the World Cup in 2023, so we would recommend the players that will help the coach in moving forward.”

On his part, Justine Madugu is now the First Assistant Coach, agreed that the Super Falcons needs strengthening up with the gradual injection of younger and hungrier players, adding that the team still has the quality to conquer Africa again

“The process of rebuilding a team has to be a gradual process. We cannot just throw away the ageing players, we need some of them around to help the young one develop. We shall allow them to compete with the older players for places in the team. We have to ease them off gradually,” Madugu stated.

He added: “We know these players and we know their capacity and mentality and we know our strength. It is those strengths that we work on so that we can get the best out of the players.

“When European coaches arrive Africa, it always takes them a while to settle down and understand the players and the time is not there. That is why they need coaches who know these players to guide them,” Madugu stressed.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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  • Ako AMADI 4 weeks ago

    It is a recipe for confusion, mutiny and disaster with too many uncontrollable and talkative assistants appointed by the NFF.

  • Bakare Ismail 4 weeks ago

    Too many cooks spoil the broth