NFF to name substantive coach for Super Falcons

Published on: 04 February 2016
NFF to name substantive coach for Super Falcons
NFF General Secretary

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi has hinted of plan to name a substantive coach for Super Falcons.

The coach Christopher Danjuma tutored (acting) side have been without a coach since returning from an unsuccessful campaign at the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Sanusi said the football house is not unmindful of the task before the seventh time African champions and will do the needful to chart a positive course for the side.

“Very shortly we will announce coaches for Super Falcons, the executive board and the technical committee are working assiduously hard to ensure they get their programmes off the ground.

“We are quite aware of their qualifying matches for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

“Falcons are on bye for the first round of matches in March but will commence their campaign in the second round coming up in April.

“We will certainly do the needful to name a quality coach that will guide them successfully in the qualifying race,” said Sanusi to

Falcons were drawn bye together with Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea in the first round but must fence off the challenge of either of the West African foes, Senegal or Guinea to chance defending the title in the final billed for Cameroon from November 19 – December 03.

First round of matches will hold in March while second round of first leg matches hold between April 8 - 10 and the second round matches hold April 22 - 24.

Seven countries will emerge from the qualifying campaigns to be joined by the hosts, Cameroon for the final showdown.

Coach Edwin Okon guided Nigeria to defeat Cameroon 2-0 in the final of the 2014 edition in Namibia.