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Waldrum Apologizes To Nigerian Journalists Over Unsavory Comment

Waldrum Apologizes To Nigerian Journalists Over Unsavory Comment

Head Coach of Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum has apologized for his statement at Thursday’s post-match conference at which he dropped an unsavoury comment about the Nigeria media.

The gaffer had mentioned something about the the Nigeria media being ‘negative’ but the Nigeria Football Federation had immediately called him to order, saying the statement was uncomplimentary against an institution that is the most vibrant on the African continent, in terms of structure and performance.

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“The comments are regrettable and I withdraw them in entirety. Actually, I will say the statement did not come out the way I intended. I hold the media everywhere, including Nigeria, in high regard and I only wish they could be a little more empathetic to us when we lose or draw matches.

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“I know Nigerians love their football teams and want the teams to win all the time. They can still be supportive while criticizing us in a constructive way.

“The truth is that I am keen that nothing distracts the team at this point. I apologize for the way it has come out and the fact that I have hurt a critical sector of Nigeria society.”

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  • Supatemmy 1 month ago

    Abeg leave matter for Matthias, win outrightly and prone this girls to do better, that’s all we want, nor be all this many talk.

     
  • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

    That is how they contributed in SACKING GENERAL ROAH..

    Yes YOU were RIGHT the MEDIA in NIGERIA are DISTRACTION with their so NEGATIVE REPORTAGE!

    YOU shouldn’t have APOLOGIZE!!

    Or even COMMENTED on them in the FIRST PLACE..

    You should have just FOCUS…

     
  • The statement above by Waldrum reminds me of someone on this platform who believes he has the right to teach people how to criticise – rubbish.

    The fact is that Waldrum felt the heat and buckled under the weight of pressure.

    The American was brought in, not just to win Nigeria the Wafcon, but to create, craft and calibrate a formidable Super Falcons outfit that will be a force to reckon with in world football.

    But things appear not to be working to plan: Waldrum’s Falcons are yet to defeat ANY teams higher than Nigeria in the Fifa rankings in 5 matches; they are yet to settle on an identifiable brand of football; they have failed to arrest recent degringolade to South Africa – in fact Waldrum seems to accelerated this loss-of-ground; and the outputs of Waldrum’s Super Falcons have emphatically failed to coalesce and unite disparate and a broad base of fans behind the team.

    Waldrum has a mandate and he was given a manifesto by the NFF: to maintain Nigeria’s dominant monopoly in African women’s football and accelerate her rise in world football.

    As of today, he hasn’t delivered the goods across several levels. If he is unable to live up to the aims, objectives and targets set out to him, he should do the honourable thing and simply throw in towel rather than resorting to diversionary tactics (like berating the media and critics).

    “I know Nigerians love their football teams and want the teams to win all the time. They can still be supportive while criticizing us in a constructive way.” Said Waldrum.

    Well, by even bothering to criticise the Super Falcons – despite the worsening security crisis in Nigeria – fans, media and critics like me alike are showing ‘support’ even in our criticisms.

    We are no longer asking for entertaining football with pomp and pageantry. No, all we are saying is to have an identifiable pattern that utilises players in their uptimum positions in a manner that produces a compelling, smooth, free flowing brand of football.

    This man should grow some cojones and jettison players who are long-in-the-tooth to the bench. We all see what happens when substitutions are made. Before substitutions, it was always difficult to feel invested in what the team was doing against South Africa and Botswana. Their performances didn’t rise high enough to weave an umbilical cord that would have emotionally connected fans with their performances. But the embryo begins to take shape with the introduction of each fresh leg.

    I still like Waldrum and, as much as I start to question his abilities to mould a credible team for the world stage, something in me believes that he can at least crowbar his way into winning this tournament.

    Losing 2:1 to a South African team in decline was very disappointing to many fans which is understandable. It is an urban myth that South Africa is better than Nigeria. Yes, they have a fully baked brand of football that is polished and (I must confess) aesthetically appealing. The truth is that they are beatable.

    Since losing to Nigeria at the 2018 Women’s Afcon, South Africa has dropped from 48 to 58 (a whole 10 places) in Fifa rankings whereas Nigeria has stayed at 39 in that 4 year period.

    We all know that Fifa rankings are derived from performances which are a result of a team’s abilities. Nigeria’s abilities produced performances that maintained our 39 position in Fifa rankings while South Africa’s decline from 48 to 58 is also as a result of their dwindling abilities – meaning Nigeria still has the players to South Africa in their place under a competent coach (despite South Africa’s flair).

    South Africa, having won 7 previous COSAFA Women’s Cup, came a humiliating 4th in last year’s edition that they hosted, losing to Zambia and Malawi while failing to win Angola.

    So, Nigeria will lose to this declining South African side and Waldrum wants “compassion in criticisms”, joker!

    Waldrum should go back to the drawing board. He has it in him to achieve his objectives and meet his targets. But he won’t do this if he allows himself get distracted by Justified criticisms.

     
    • Correction:

      *** – meaning Nigeria still has the players to PUT South Africa in their place under a competent coach (despite South Africa’s flair).***

       
    • Bomboy 1 month ago

      @deo, thanks so much for this. Only a monkey will dispute what you just wrote.

      This man should always remind himself that he was hired to help us go up, not stagnate or go down.

       
    • On point, brotherman. That play in that first match was so disjointed that an average South African team with an indigenous got the better of us not once but twice under Waldrum. I was wondering if Dernerby’s tactics were actually not more direct, purposeful and softer on the eye.

      Granted, they had a more discernible patter against Botswana but that’s little consolation watching how the other teams like Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon (even the eliminated Burkina Faso and Uganda) have drastically improved and will potentially brush us aside if we met. Women’s Euro is also going on at the moment and you need to see the art, technique and fluidity of modern women football on display. These Falcons under Waldrum don’t look ready. The front line is just too blunt that Ebi from the back kept linking up as one of the brightest spots in the front.

       
    • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

      Respect for this post. To think some Nigerians actually supported the rubbish that Waldrum said speaks volume of how we see ourselves and the disrespect we are used to as a nation. This man knows damn well he can’t try that shit with the American media… He’d be gone in a jiffy.

       
    • Thanks guys, Chima and Sir Field Marshal.

       
      • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

        Much respect Baba Nigeria will triumph at the end of the day!

         
    • Supatemmy 1 month ago

      There’s no one analysis I often look forward to than yours, you’re always pouring out the truth… Thank you for always.
      That first match wasn’t the falcons we know and since this coach has assume office, there’s nothing different from the other coaches, I tend to say the other coaches are even better. Meanwhile south Africa didn’t really impress me as a team even against the whipping girls if Burundi.

       
  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 1 month ago

    @Deo
    Yes, all well and good, I also believe we have the talent to definitely beat and show that we are better than that Bayana team, thy are not supposed to be better than us – THE PROBLEM NIGERIA HAS IN OUR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL AT THE MOMENT IS THAT –
    1) WE HAVE THE WRONG COACH – EVEN i CAN DO A MUCH BETTER JOB THAN WALDRUM.
    2) Oshoala is not the one! She has never impressed me and I am actually quite unhappy about her performances – I have never rated her I am afraid because even though she may have the natural gifting, she does not pull it all together anywhere near as well as she should – If I were the coach, she would hardly get any game time because she is too ineffective and just a waste of space on the pitch, she need to shut up and speak less, stop colouring her hair like she is Puttelas and knuckle down to play some football applying an intelligence to who she is and what she does – I am even ashamed that that is meant to be a Nigerian “Icon” – She is FAR from impressive and her football suck!
    For me (if I were manager) Onumonu has to be my number 1 striker, she is a lot more effective than that loudmouth Oshoala and plays much more effective football!

    RANT OVER NOW I NEED TO DIGRESS :

    PEOPLE NEED TO REALISE THAT WITH ANYTHING/EVERYTHING NIGERIAN AT THE MOMENT OUR (NIGERIA’S) WEAKEST POINT IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE, SPORT, BUSINESS AND EVERYTHING ELSE CURRENTLY IS OF A MENTAL NATURE – NIGERIA’S BIGGEST DOWNFALL IN THE WORLD TODAY IS A MINDSET PROBLEM – THERE NEEDS TO BE A WAY TO BRING NIGERIANS AS A WHOLE FURTHER FORWARD AND ENLIGHTEN THE COUNTRY AT LARGE – LET’S CHIP AWAY AT COMPLEXES, ALL OLD LEARNING MUST BE ERODED AS THY ARE WRONG, ALL COLONIAL TRAINING AND MENTALITY MUST BE SEEN FOR EXACTLY WHAT IT IS – A MEANS TO AN END!!
    BUT NOT A DO OR DIE WAY TO FOLLOW AND LIVE OUR OWN LIVES – THERE IS NO PROGRESS IN TRYING TO COPY ANOTHER MANS STYLE BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE THE MASTER(FOUNDER) OF THAT STYLE AND SO THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR WILL ALWAYS END IN FAILURE AND TEARS AND A LOSS TOO GREAT TO QUANTIFY AS GENERATIONS HAVE ALREADY CARRIED THE CAN AND MORE GENERATIONS WILL CONTINUE AND IF THERE ARE NO RESTRUCTURING AND READDRESSING INTENTS AND MINDSETS WITHIN THE SOCIETY AND NO REAL REALISATION THAT THIS IS NOT A JOKE BUT A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH THEN THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY HOPE FOR THAT COUNTRY AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL JUST BREAK IT UP QUICK AND LET EVERY MAN FIND HIS/HER WAY – IF IT WASN’T FOR THE DEPRAVED WHITE/COLONIALISTS IN THE FIRST PLACE, THESE “SO CALLED” NEIGHBOURS WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING LIKE NEIGHBOURS AND THIS “SP CALLED COUNTRY” WOULD AND SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN COBBLED INTO ONE GREAT BIG HUMONGOUS MELTING POT OF CONFLICTS AND A LOT OF MALU RUNNING AROUNG MINDLESSLY WHICH LED TO THE CURSED OYINBO MAN TO PROFIT BEYOND HIS OWN WILDEST IMAGINATION AND STILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TODAY, BECAUSE HE SOWED A VERY GOOD SEED BACK IN THE DAYS AND PUT THOSE MALUS FROM THE NORTH IN CHARGE (OBVIOUSLY THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THIS CHAOS THAT PERVADES ENTIRE SOCIETY TODAY)
    I AM ASHAMED TO BE CALLED A NIGERIAN AND AT THE SAME TIME PROUD BECAUSE I WILL NOT LET THE WHITE MAN CONTINUE TO WALLOW IN HIS OWN SATANIC WICKEDNESS BY SHOWING HIM THAT HIS DEVILISH PLANS ALL THOSE YEARS AGO ARE STILL WORKING ON THE DARK SKINNED DARK MINDED FOOLS, ANIMALS NOT WORTHY OF THE HUMANITY THAT THEY(OYINBOS) AFFORD THEMSELVES AND WE (NOT ME O) BUT NIGERIA STILL ACTS THE FOOL AND WORST PART IS THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE MUST ALREADY KNOW THIS SO WHY HAS THERE BEEN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FROM ANY QUARTER UP TILL THIS SECOND AS I WRITE TO EVEN START THE LONG, SLOW AND VERY GARD JOURNEY TO TRY AND GET OUR DIGNITY AND RESPECT BACK – NIGERIA! A NATION THAT – IF THEY DECIDE (EASIER SAID THAN DONE) TO GET THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER, THOUGH IT MAY TAKE ANOTHER GENERATION FROM NOW BUT IT CAN BE DONE AND WE CAN BECOME ONE OF THE SUPER POWERS OF THIS WORLD – I KNOW RIGHT? BY NOW YOU ALL ARE THINKING THAT MAYBE I HAVE ALSO LOST THE PLOT AND SLEEP TALKING BUT I AM NOT – I AM VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL A “NIGERIA” COULD HAVE IN THIS WORLD, IO KNOW THIS FOR A FACT, THIS IS NOT JUST SPECULATION!
    WE CAN BE THE GREATEST OR ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN RACES ON THE PLANET AND TO THINK THAT A PEOPLE WITH SUCH SCARY POTENTIAL ARE ACTUALLY THE ONES OCCUPYING THE BOTTOM OF SOCIETIES HE WORLD OVER AND LIVING LIKE THE DREGS OF SOCIETY – WHY EVEN INDIANS AND CHINESE CAN SEE THAT THEY ARE DOING BETTER THAN US AND SO HAVE CONCLUDED THAT WE ARE NOT A THREAT AT ALL, BUT ANIMALS/SLAVES MENTAL SUBORDINATES TO USE ABUSE AND MAKE A KILLING OFF OF AND YET CONTINUE TO DISGRACE, DENY AND RESTRICT ANY PROGRESS (IF WE LET THEM AND WE DO) AGAIN NOT I BUT YOUR LEADERS AND POLITICIANS AND EVEN PRIVATE BUSINESS BECAUSE IF DANGOTE ABI NA ALIKO NOR BE PART OF THE PROBLEM, THEN HOW CAN YOU BE SO RICH AND YET BE SO SELFISH AS TO BE ABLE TO LIVE IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE NIGERIA KNOWING THAT THINGS ARE NOT ONLY ABNORMAL BUT SUB HUMAN AND DEFIES ALL LOGIC, ALSO THESE PEOPLE HAVE TRAVELLED AND THEY’VE SEEN OTHER AFRICANS, CHINA, INDIA, EUROPE THRIVING ON THE SAME BASIC PRINCIPLES THAT THE EGYPTIANS AND ETHIOPIANS USED TO BUILD THE WORLD’S FIRST CIVILISATIONS, YET THEY WILL COME BACK HOME AND DO NOTHING!
    THERE ARE CURSES AND HIGHEST LEVELS OF PUNISHMENT WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE FOR A MAJORITY OF NIGERIANS – CERTAINLY ALL THOSE IN POWER, THAT HAVE BEEN IN POWER AND EVEN THOSE TO COME IF THINGS ARE NOT STRAIGHTENED OUT AND THE DIRECT EFFECT NEVERTHELESS IS CONTINUED LOSS OF YOUR BIRTHRIGHT, YOUR VERY HUMANITY AND CONTINUED, EVEN PERMANENT STATE OF POVERTY AND FAILURE AND PEOPLE WILL NEVER REALISE THEIR OWN GOD GIVEN HUMAN POTENTIALS AND LIFE WILL NEVER GET BETTER FOR ANY NIGERIANS AND OUR POOR KIDS WILL STAND NOT A CHANCE EVEN AS THEY ARE BEING BORN INTO THIS CRUEL WORLD!

     
    • John Steve 1 month ago

      I think we already in it. Let’s just pray that Waldum’s team come to the party cos there’s little or nothing we can do now. We can’t replace a coach in the middle of a tournament and expect a virtuoso performance. If the Southies could boast, even before the tournament started that they will defeat/dethrone Nigeria and they have achieved the first one, the second one is so possible for them to achieve too. Waldrum needs to talk less and seriously plan about these Southies that seem to have his number. We accept the apology, but how that translates to a commanding display by our star-studded Falcons is what will really placate Nigerians. Apology and lethargic performance will not really mean much.

       
  • John Steve 1 month ago

    Field Marshall,
    I like the digression, really coming from a concerned mind just like many Nigerians.
    But the real thing is that the change we all desire may not come on a platter of gold. It will come at some great prices, some may pay supremeprice. But I don’t think the youths are ready for such a price. The South Africans paid theirs, the Americans the same thing. Even recently, the North Africans. We were deceived when we got our independent. Our independent came on a platter of gold. Maybe that’s the problem. Those that have kept the country under siege are not willing to let without, as we can see, a REVOLUTION. Yes! And that comes with some great sacrifices. Who amongst us is ready to pay the supreme price for our dear country?

     
    • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 1 month ago

      @John Steve –
      Thank you for your comment, it is a grave concern and the solution is not easy, in fact many bright minds have already given up due to the complexities of what we must do – From your comment, you are someone who understands the pain that all right thinking and “Awake” Nigerians are experiencing because of the sheer size of the “task” but even more so with the attitudes of a lot or people around, everyone in power has drank of the poison chalice – I am not advocating doing anything untoward to everyone who has ever had a position of power and abused it in Nigeria but there are some that MUST BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF, SCAPEGOAT IF YOU LIKE.
      Like John Steve said – there needs to be a revolution! The Americans went through their struggle, the Chinese and the Asian countries from India to Saudi Arabia have gone through theirs even the South Africans went through some of the pain and that has had the effect of elevating their mentality a certain level which is the result of the slightly higher mental toughness that they regularly display on the continent of Africa – Why these South Africans really actually believe that they are the front running African country and who is currently trying to disprove that?
      Is it Shagari who does not even strike me as having a personality let alone strong principles, someone who it is clear should not IN A MILLION years be leading anything let alone a whole nation, a person with no national pride, who it does not hurt to be called a hopeless Nigerian – Because this is how the whole entire world sees our people now – Imagine a young child in Nigeria who God has blessed with natural talents and abilities – but this child will grow up never having an equal playing field to compete and excel among his/her peers in other parts of the world like Europe because of lies and untruths and greed which are none of the child’s fault or doing but the fault of the fathers and those who have the country’s reigns in their dirty, slimy, grubby hands,
      We need a revolution, we need to get rid of the decay and all the agents of decay from Nigerian society – Granted if we decide to do what is right then it is bound to be a long hard slug but I guarantee that we will at least have fun along the way because we will have our self/national pride and that gives an individual more internal strength and helps to build character and greater lessons are learnt as a result because we break barriers and enter new frontiers and are faced with new challenges which we will rise up and overcome and take the learning forward to continue to build a better nation and make ourselves, our children and the Creator Himself proud!
      Many of our people do not even know our ACTUAL history or how Nigeria came to be or why and they have no clue about who they REALLY ARE – even up till now, most are still walking around blindfolded by people who are just like themselves, one head one heart, one mind etc and yet many of these other people (Europeans) don’t even actually see an African as an equal being, because of how deeply entrenched the lies and whitewashing has been over the few short years that they have had to do it in.
      I can go on but what will that achieve? We’ve said these things more times than we care to remember or admit, no one wants to be seen as a ITK or a loud mouth complainer who does nothing but complain but complain I must!
      The state that Nigeria is in today cannot be described in words – I MEAN JUST THE FACT THAT WE STILL CANNOT PROVIDE 24 HOUR ELECTRICITY IN A COUNTRY BLESSED FIRSTLY WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF WATER AND NOW AND EVEN BETTER AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL GAS! YET WE HAVE NO ELECTRICITY IN THE COUNTRY??? HABA!
      THAT IS THE WORST CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY AND I THINK FOR THAT ALONE HEADS SHOULD ALREADY BE ROLLING – SO TO HAVE SOMEBODY SITTING DOWN IN PERSONAL GREEDY WEALTH TO CLAIM THAT HE OR SHE IS A LEADER IN THIS COUNTRY IS A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY THE HIGHEST PUNISHMENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY – THESE ARE “THE LEADERS” PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF EVERYTHING THEY HAVE AND LOCKED AWAY FOR GOOD FOR HIGH CRIMES AGAINST THIS SUFFERING SOCIETY!

       
  • Ayphillydegreat 1 month ago

    The coach owe nobody an apology. Most of the so called journalists hyping around the team are not really doing journalism. They’re just bloggers masquerading as journalists. We know the real journalists and the coach is right about Nigerian mentality. Nigeria had already won the WAFCON 9 times therefore, we need to realize that other countries wants to beat Nigeria. We’ve dominated this tournament mainly due to the our women early empowerment across Africa. In terms of facilities and infrastructures South Africa and Morocco will be competing with our ladies at this level for the foreseeable future 

    The only thing going well for us is because we have players in Europe and the United States particularly dual national players playing for us at the moment. Morocco too have those kind of players. The days of expecting the SuperFalcons to wallop teams 8-0, 7-0 are long gone with the Akides, Avres, Omagbemis and Perpetuas of this world. 

    This is more or less a new team with this coach. The likes of Ajibade, Chiamaka, Ucheibe, Ogbonna, Efih, Otu were in the 2018 U20 team gradually coming into the team and forming an identity. Alozie, Plumptre, Payne, Onumonu are all foreign born just coming into the team with the experience of Ordega, Ayinde, Okobi, Kanu from the 2012 and 2014 U20 teams. 

    I like the fact that he’s got two really good wingbacks who provides options in attack whenever we decide to play 3 at center back. Obviously, there’s room for improvement but the team is loaded with talents and they’re gradually beginning to understand the gaffers philosophy. I’m not overly concerned about us winning the tournament. The first target is to qualify for the WorldCup then winning the trophy will be an icing on the cake as this team is capable of delivering that 10th title. However, we will have to negotiate past South Africa and Morocco this time around. 

    I believe the team is improving with many new names coming through we just have to let the gaffer do his job without media sorry bloggers distractions. When we dominated a team 76% to 24% possession that shows that we’re able to play the ball on the ground and mix it up when needed. We’ve lost two semifinals in this competition before so if the WorldCup ticket is secured so be it. Whatever happens after that will be a bonus as the SuperFalcons will still be the undisputed queens of African female football. 

     
    • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

      Nobody is expecting a wallop of other teams. Truth be told the gap is rapidly closing and other female teams are stepping up big time but the truth of the matter is that the first game was nothing to write home about, they played better against Botswana and dominated but this man had a lot of time to prepare the team, scout for players to replace aging ones, lost to the same SA in Lagos only to be totally outplayed again by the same SA…This is what got people talking. We might have dominated Botswana but keen observers will still realize that we haven’t played like potential champions, maybe as the team goes further they will get better. Lastly, this man can’t say this if he was coaching in America….The American press is brutal when they are criticizing based on a bad performance so I don’t know why he expected a pat on the back after the game against SA.

       
      • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 1 month ago

        Footballfanatic!
        Well said o jare baba!
        Me I don’t even really care about what the press or anybody said – For sure for Waldrum to have the balls to hit out against the national press and national opinion is very indicative of an underlying unhealthy regard for the situation and the people around him who are also in fact his Employers and as such superior to him from that perspective and yes you are right, even in England, you want to see how Southgate and the team generally are criticised and forensically taken apart after every loss or bad performance, so that is a normal thing in this day and age so again for him to think that he can say something against that makes me sad because it is not him I blame directly (even though I already know that he has an attitude problem- and it may not even be a conscious one but an unconscious bias inside of him which made his first reaction to criticism to lash out) but it is the likes of Picnic and his(pikniks) bosses etc, people like that senator abi na governor Dare and all the way right up to the Aso Rock (Abi no be where them siddon be that?) -The way these guys conduct themselves and the impression they give out and it is easy for the foreigners to just say if these Orangutans are the best and brightest that they have representing them then this is going to be like taking candy from a kid, an absolute stroll in the park!
        Finally, I would not dig out those who think that Waldrum does not deserve to apologise to the nation but I would say that they are also a part of the problem because they are not getting the angle that people like me are coming from – A lack of understanding of the situation or knowledge about the situation is what is to blame for then taking such a stand – I am not a confrontational person but behaviours like this or little slip-ups like this should and must always be addressed
        Those saying that Waldrum need not apologise should ask themselves one question –
        Do you think that he (Waldrum) is stupid?
        Why do you think he decided to come out and apologise after catching himself do an uncontrolled “Mouth Fart”?
        Think about it – This is a world wise man, a football coach/manager, a very world travelled individual who knows more about the world than many on here even do and has experience of working at the highest levels internationally and you think that he did not really think about the situation he found himself in before deciding that the best course of action for him personally is to apologise – Do you think he apologised because he is scared that he will lose his job or because he has suddenly found out that he is not good enough for the job?? No, it is none of these things! The only reason he apologised is because he knew that was what he had to do for allowing and uncontrolled “Mouth Fart” escape from his person and quickly recanted and apologised – that is simply what has happened and there is no need to over complicate or misunderstand what is happening as many seem to be doing

         
    • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

      WELL SPOKEN @APHILLYDEGREAT Indeed MR WALDRUM OWES NOBODY an APOLOGY

       
    • Supatemmy 1 month ago

      No one is clamouring for walloping, all we are saying is this team playing isn’t convincing at all. That’s all.

       
  • Nigerians in particular and Africans in general are being ruined by our warped mentality. Until we shed this archaic mindset that anything local is bad and everything foreign is good, we will continue to go around in circles. Until we grab our own problems by the scruff of the neck and show the world that we are capable and have the IQ to do things by ourselves for ourselves, they [the world] will continue to disrespect us.

     
  • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

    Deo nailed it to the core and apology accepted from Mr Waldrum, hoping he will focus on the players fitness and match seriousness with zero room for those social media dance show offs, it is disgusting not everyone is a fan to this myopic stuffs most especially when you’re yet to start a tournament, only for the SA girls to give it back to you at the right time after scoring the second Goal. Nigerians like Field Marshall mentioned needs a total change of mindset to do everything at the right time such as winning before celebration or galavanting.

     
  • chuks 1 month ago

    You don’t owe anyone any apology. You expressed yourself the best way you can. The journalist don’t pay you. Mistakes are bound to happen and maing the corrective measures to correct them is what matters and that you did against botswana. So to hell with all the Journalist who can’t critic positively

     
  • Edoman 1 month ago

    Don’t mind these bloggers who called themselves journalists. They only talk the talk but can’t work the work. That is how they ran the former Oga Rohr out of Town and installed ‘Our Own’ the reason why Nigeria could not qualify for World-Cup 2022. On the front line in such a cynical manipulation was Omo9ja and Odagbami who, together, brought Nigeria football to its knell. We may see that very soon, Omo9ja with his cohorts could join the chorus, the next thing you may see, is that they could run with it, and put this foreign coach out only to bring in a mandioca individual they like to call ‘our own’ who should not get near a national team like our beloved women National team. That is why l called these bloggers, Omo9ja and cohorts, dangerous and enemy-with-in our mist.

     
    • Omo9ja 1 month ago

      @Edoman, you said “Omo9ja and cohorts, dangerous and enemy-with-in our mist”. Really? Who is deceiving who Edoman? Did we not criticize coach Waldrum here few days ago?

      Can’t you see that the gaffer responded very well against Botswana?

      Why are we like this in this country kę? We don’t like the truth at all but why?

      None of you can hire Oga Rohr for just a day to manage your business for you but because it is Nigeria a lawless country, our leaders can just do any how? Really?

      This is why you people are now supporting “emi lokan”. We have Omoyele Sowore, Peter Obi but like you people did during Sai baba sai Buhari, you can now see the next level of our current president.

      You Edoman and his group still in shock because we asked NFF to fire our former world class coach, Oga Rohr?

      Nonetheless, against South Africa, coach Waldrum did not do well and we asked the gaffer to sit tight which he did against Botswana. this is how its done every where.

      I remember during Oga Rohr’s time, against Madagascar and CAR for example, we raised our voices but Oga Rohr followers did not like it and they said we patriotic Nigerians were bad people and we should stop criticizing the former world class coach.

      Long story short, we hire and we fire. The tournament will definitely decide Oga Waldrum fate but we could see what he was trying to do on Thursday against Botswana.

      He used the experienced players in the first half and in the second half, he brought in the young ones. That is how it should be kę.

      Coach Waldrum is totally different to Oga Rohr. He is very confident, bold, he doesn’t
      rely on any player and he can take a risk as well. Without Asisat and Oparanozie and other top players messing in his squad, the American
      man is on his way to the second round of Wafcon. I will just advise the gaffer to know what to say or he should remain silent.

      Fellow Nigerians, I can assure you people that we are going to see a strong team of Nigeria as the tournament moving forward.

      I omo9ja and other patriotic Nigerians are here to make Nigeria better. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Edoman 1 month ago

        Omom9ja, you will certainly hear from me later, bye for now.

         
  • Proudly 9ja 1 month ago

    @Deo good write up bro. Your write ups are more articulate and well written than most of the so called jornalists (bloggers like AY said) that are complaining. Many forumited here like AY, Deo, Drey, Jimmyball, chima, omo9ja sef etc analyze the game better than dis so called journalist in my view. Someone said if Waldrum was coaching in the US he wouldn’t have the audacity to criticize the US media, i will have to disagree with dat, athletes and coaches, politicians do criticize the media. Who made the phrase “fake news” popular globally? It was the Trump, the president of the US. freedom of speech gives citizens dat write to criticize the media. NBA, NFL,NHL, MLB,Tennis players all critixize the media when they feel attacked unfairly. Moreover, u can’t compare US journalism and 9ja journalism biko. They are more professional and have a standard they have to uphold, b4 a report is published it must be editted and vetted, how many reports from completesports and other national publications even get editted for simple spell check. I have seen completesports showing pics of the losing finalist of wafu zone B eaglets while talking about the all conquering wafu zone b eaglets, is that journalism?

    Someone mentioned that we should change our colonial mentality, which i totally concur with, however a majority of the forunmites here are foreign educated and dats bcos we know the educational system in the west is better and dats a fact. Not in anyway belittling 9ja educational system. Our resources have been managed by our owns for so many years and we have seen little or no improvements. I don’t think if many countries in the west have a quarter of the resources 9ja has they will be in thesame situations we are in, i very much doubt it.

    How many forunmites here even follower the NFPL let alone the female version of the league? How many of us knew Monday Gift b4 d match against Bostwana? Me for one never heard of her. People criticize the coach for letting alozie and payne play leftback and rightback but he was vindicated as they both played very well and were the ones always probing and delivering good setpieces. What kind of encouragement is being given to the girls to motivate dem to win matches? Is it by owing dem after winning the title only for dem to stage a protest by staying in a hotel and not leaving until they got paid? SA just incentivized dia girls by promising dem over 30k for winning d trophy but our own will chop d pepper dat was supposed to go to dem but our jornalist will keep quiet.

    I have read many comments here but only few forumites profer solutions on how the team can improve and beat SA next time they meet. Profee solutions not just criticize only.

    I know i may get some flack for dis right up but We can all agree to disagree.

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 1 month ago

      God bless you brotherly. You couldn’t have said this better. Kudos. 

       
  • Proudly 9ja 1 month ago

    Sorry for some of the typos

     
  • Codex 1 month ago

    Every Comment here Wow I wanted to comment but I’ll leave it this way @deo,@aphilly etc you guys rock.

     
  • Ignatius Abo 1 month ago

    The comments here are too good. Kudos to @Field Marshall John, @Deo, @Keregbe, @Afilly,@Chima, @Proudnaija and others. You have said it all. Heaven bless all fans on CSN.

     
  • Keregbe 1 month ago

    You have said it all. Fans should offer solutions when complaining.