NFF May Name Super Falcons’ Coach This Week

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The Nigeria Football Federation is likely to name a coach for the women’s national football team, the Super Falcons, this week.

Reports on supersport.com suggest that the NFF Technical Sub-committee is expected to meet in Abuja next week to decide on the vacant head coach role of the Falcons.

Since Khadiri Ikhana resigned from the position in November 2012 after a dismal performance at the African Women Championship (AWC), the quest for a replacement has been on for a while, at some points it was rumoured that former Falcon players are in line to take over.

Among the former players reported by the Nigerian media to be in contention includes, Mercy Akide-Udoh, Ann Chiejine and Florence Omagbemi, while the likes of Sam Okpodu, Edet Egan, Ntiero Effiom, Edwin Okon and Eucharia Uche headlines the non former players tipped for the vacant job.

An official of the football federation disclosed that the Technical Committee of the NFF holds its meeting next week with the appointment of a new coach for the Falcons on the front burner of the matters to be discussed.

“Definitely a decision on the new coach should be made once the technical committee meets next week and the recommendation will be forwarded to the executive committee for a final ratification.

“The plan is to have a coaching crew in place and in time for the friendly matches against Japan,” the NFF official told supersport.com.

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