Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed they
are considering employing an expatriate as the substantive coach for the
national senior women’s team, the Super Falcons.
Speaking to News24, General Secretary of the NFF, Sanusi
Mohammed admitted they are yet to decide on who will be the next Super Falcons
coach, but says they are considering the most qualified candidates irrespective
of gender or nationality.
“The technical committee are looking at the options we
have,” he told News24, “We are considering the most qualified candidates.
Also read: NFF drops Edwin Okon, appoints acting coach for Super Falcons
“We are really not concerned with the gender or nationality
of the next coach, it can be a foreigner and can also be a Nigeria.
“It can be a man and it can also be a woman, the most
important thing is to get the most suitable person that we believe can deliver
the results for us.
“So when the technical committee are done with their
screening, we will employ the most suitable,” Sanusi stated.
The Nigeria Football Federation had on Monday, announced
their decision not to renew the contract of Edwin Okon as coach of the team,
with his assistant, Christopher Danjuma taking over temporarily.
Danjuma, who is coach of the Nasarawa Amazons, will lead the
Falcons to this month’s 2016 Olympic Games qualifier against Equatorial Guinea
in Port Harcourt.
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