Randy Waldrum named Super Falcons coach

The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Monday the appointment of Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach of the senior women national Team, Super Falcons.

The American who played as a midfielder in his days as a footballer, has worked largely within the American women football circle and was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016.

The NFF statement made available to the media detailed that Waldrum will work with former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper and captain Ann Chiejine, who is the first Assistant Coach, while Wemimo Mathew Olanrewaju will serve as second Assistant Coach and Auwar Bashir Makwalla will be goalkeepers’ trainer. 

The football house also explained that the selection process for the new coach was outsourced to an independent team in a bid get the best candidate.

The NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick thanked Philips Consulting, the executors of the recruitment process, and said he has confidence that the new coaching crew would take the Nigerian women to brand new heights. He added that it is the belief of the NFF that Waldrum would performed far above the level attained so far by the team.

He said, “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level.”