Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has slammed the performance of the country’s senior women’s football team, The Super Falcons at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The reigning African champions exited the competition at the group stage after finishing bottom of the group with one point from a possible nine, and the Glass House have told the team they are not happy with their performance in Canada.
“The NFF, like other Nigerians, is not happy that you could not make it beyond the group stage of the competition. Sincerely speaking, the NFF believed Canada 2015 was the opportunity for you to show how much progress has been made in women’s football in Nigeria. We believed Canada 2015 was where you senior girls would show the stuff you are made up,” NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi said.
“Let me assure you that we are not discouraged. The NFF will continue to provide enabling environment for all National Teams, including the Falcons, to excel at international fronts, through adequate preparation and robust welfare packages,” Sanusi however assured.
Speaking further, the NFF scribe added they will no longer tolerate acts of indiscipline from any member of the team.
“However, it is pertinent that I point out without any ambiguity that the NFF will no longer tolerate any act of indiscipline or misconduct on the part of any player or coach of any of the National Teams. That message is important for you to go home with,” Sanusi said in what was probably aimed at Head Coach, Edwin Okon.
It will be recalled that Okon was the butt of jokes at the World Cup due to his often unorthodox press conferences and his refusal to shake the hand of the USA coach, Jill Ellis after their 1-0 defeat in the final group game.