Ikhana blames NFF for Falcons failure

Super Falcons’ Coach, Kadiri Ikhana

The coach said he did not get all the players he needed to win.
The Coach of the Super Falcons to the last African Women Championship, Kadiri Ikhana, has blamed the Nigeria Football Federation for the dismal performance of the Nigerian Women at the competition.

Ikhana blamed a ‘top official’ of the technical department who, he said, failed to secure the release of star strikers, Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega, for the tournament.

According to a 10-page report by Ikhana, the head of NFF technical department, Chris Green, failed to push for the release of Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega.

Ikhana also pointed out that it was wrong for the football federation to have issued transfer papers for both players to move to a top Russian club on the eve of the AWC.

The Coach resigned after his team failed to win a medal at the competition.

The NFF has already disbanded the Falcons following their poor showing in Equatorial Guinea.

According to the NFF Secretary General, Musa Amadu, “I will not say we are shocked at Ikhana’s resignation because the Falcons had an awful outing at the AWC.

“But it’s not just the coach who is to blame, the players also share in the blame. We have disbanded the team because we feel there is a need to build a new team.”

The Falcons failure in Equatorial Guinea is the second time the Falcons would lose the AWC trophy.

It was also the country’s worst ever performance at the championship.

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