Lagos - Former Super Falcons coach Ismaila Mabo has advised
the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) against hiring an expatriate coach for
the team following their recent poor showings under local coaches.
There has been calls for foreign coaches to lead the African
champions after they failed to progress beyond the group stages of the 2015
FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada under former coach, Edwin Okon.
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With Okon sacked after the World Cup and replaced by his
assistant, Christopher Danjuma – albeit temporarily – and with Danjuma now
failing to lead the team to the next round of qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic
Games, there has been renewed calls for a foreign coach to be appointed to lead
But Mabo has advised the Glass House to look inwards rather
than seeking an expatriate to handle the team.
“I don’t think what we need now is a foreign coach,” Mabo
said, “I think we need to look inward for better replacements.
“The team has not done well recently and the results have
not been good but I will not advise we get a foreign coach because we have
capable hands here at home and I think that is the step we should be taking at
this point,” he opined.
The Falcons have since returned from Equatorial Guinea, and
will proceed on a one week break before regrouping for the All Africa Games.
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