The naming of a new coach for the national women’s team, the Super Falcons will not exceed January, officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said.
Since the contract of the erstwhile gaffer, Eucharia Uche, was not renewed after she failed to qualify the country for the London Olympics, the team has had no coach.
But the NFF has now said its executive committee would ratify the appointment of a new coach for the team this month.
“We don’t understand the hue and cry by some persons who did very little to promote the women’s game and the women National Teams when they were in the position to do so,” said Barrister Chris Green, who is chairman of the NFF Technical Sub-Committee. “As far as the technical committee is concerned, we have made recommendations to the Executive Committee and the latter will sit to deliberate on the recommendations and make a decision this month.”
Mr. Green said the Technical Sub-Committee deliberated hard before coming up with its recommendations and was sure that the Super Falcons would be the better for it.
“We have high regard for the women’s game because women football has brought so much glory to our country in the past two decades. The NFF has no reason to treat women’s football with disdain
“The truth is that some of those who are now crying wolf had opportunities to do far more for the women’s game when they in position of authority but chose to pursue other interests”, stated Mr. Green, who also noted that the Super Falcons have no engagement for now, before a 2012 African Women Championship qualifier at the end of May 2012.
The chairman of Rivers State Football Association also shed light on the pending appointment of a National Technical Director.
“The Technical Committee has also made a recommendation to the NFF Executive Committee in that respect. When the Executive Committee meets early this month, that matter will also be considered and a decision would be taken”, assured Mr. Green.
Meanwhile, 31 players, who survived the screening exercise for the new U-17 National Women’s Team, also known as Flamingoes, have resumed camping in Abuja ahead of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Kenya, which first leg takes place in Nairobi on January 21.