Lagos - Gracious Akujobi, the Media Officer of the country’s U-17 National female team, the Flamingoes, on Sunday urged the Super Falcons to improve on their current form, so as to regain their lost glory.
Akujobi, who spoke against the backdrop of the Falcon’ recent back-to-back loss to Nadeshiko of Japan, the reigning Women’s World soccer champions, urged the players to step up their game.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the rate of decline of the former African champions called for serious concern among soccer lovers in the country.
NAN reports that the Falcons lost 0-2 on September 21 and another 0-2 on September 25 in their match with Nadeshiko in Japan.
She called for “urgent restructuring” and immediate appointment of a full time coach to take charge of the female national team.
The Falcons are currently currently handled by Edwin Okon as a caretaker coach.
“Whoever will handle the Falcons should try and get it back to what we know them to be.”
“In Africa we have been humiliated, so any coach coming in now should understand that it is serious business.”
“I want our teams to be rated the same way the Super Eagles are rated; our ranking has dropped and we used to be the pride of Africa,” Akujobi said.