NFF Part Ways With Randy Waldrum Despite Women’s World Cup Feat

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has parted ways with Randy Waldrum as the head coach of the Super Falcons despite leading his team to the knockout stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ibrahim Gusau’s led NFF board, in a shocking development, decided against extending the contract of the American tactician following its executive meeting held at the Monty Hotel and Suites, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, 10th September, 2023.

“While commending the Super Falcons for an impressive outing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, in which the team reached the Round of 16 and exited the tournament without losing a match in regulation period, the Board reiterated that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the momentum is maintained and even improved with adequate support and encouragement of women’s football in all ramifications,” the communique read.

“The Board resolved to be thorough and ensure meritocracy in the composition of new coaching crews for the various Women National Teams (Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingos) within the shortest possible time, as the Super Falcons and Falconets have crucial qualifying fixtures for major championships in a matter of weeks.”

The 66-year-old American tactician survived a pre-FIFA Women’s World Cup sack following backlash on his employers but was allowed to finish the Women’s World Cup campaign before a major decision can be taken on his future.

The NFF is expected to name a replacement with less than two weeks to Nigeria’s first round double header against Sao Tome and Principe in the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this month.

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top