The Super Falcons’ coaching staff has been urged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) head, Amaju Pinnick, to turn the team into a feared outfit.
He stated this during the induction of coaches Justin Madugu and Edwin Okon into the Super Falcons’ technical staff, which follows a recent decision by the Federation’s headquarters in Abuja to restructure the team’s technical staff.
Madugu has been named the Super Falcons’ new 1st Assistant Coach, while Rivers Angels FC Chief Coach Edwin Okon has been named the team’s Chief Scout.
Randy Waldrum, the head coach, holds his job. Coach Ann Chiejine will serve as the squad’s second assistant coach, while Wemimo Matthew will join the Falconets’ U20 team.
“I want to see a Super Falcons’ squad that is feared by the opposition not only in Africa but all over the world. I trust that you two (Madugu and Okon) will bring some positive difference to our golden Super Falcons. I don’t want to see our Falcons struggling against teams in Africa when we should actually be going toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world.
“From now, we will scout for more players at home and abroad, particularly at home, and we will start organizing camps for the Super Falcons on the home front even before the overseas-based players arrive.
“We must make the effort and the investment to have a stronger squad that will continue to make Nigeria proud.”
The Falcons won 2-0 in the first leg of the second round of the 2022 Women AFCON qualifiers against the Black Queens of Ghana, but lost 1-0 in the return leg to go to the final round on a 2-1 aggregate.