W’Cup winner, Ellis, Others Eye Falcons’ Job

Despite crashing out of the Rio Olympics football event and the FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage in Canada, the Super Falcons are still rated highly and presently the toasts of top rated coaches in Europe and America.

Daily Independent gathered that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is working on getting an expatriate coach to coach the Super Falcons

Already, a number of these coaches, according to the Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Dili Onyedinma, are jostling to take charge of the team because of the potentials.

Super Falcons in possession

Super Falcons in possession

Among suitors for the Super Falcons include the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, and coach of the USA, Jill Ellis. She also mentioned coach of Liverpool women football among foreign the coaches that have indicated interest in handling the Super Falcons.

The NFF board member, however, said she had no preferences when it comes to coaches provided the person in charge delivers the goods.

“When it comes to coaches, I’ve no preference with regard to gender or colour. What is important to me is to get a good coach. And as we speak a good number of top coaches have shown interest to coach the Super Falcons, including the USA team coach.

“Many of them have seen the potential in the team and have said that our squad can win the World Cup. They know what they saw in the team which we may not see. But the fact is that we have good crop of players that can win championships if we get the right coach.”

On the All Africa Games, Onyedinma was certain that the Falcons could go all the way, with a caveat that the federation secures the release of regular players in major leagues of the world.

“Our concern is to get their clubs to release them. If we have them, you can be sure we will win the gold in Congo. But the problem is that because the competition is not in FIFA calendar, clubs take advantage of it. That was also the reason why we lost to Equatorial Guinea because eight of our regular players failed to come because of one reason or the other,” she said.

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