After more than a year without a coach, the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has announced the appointment of a new tactician for Nigeria’s women national team
American soccer coach, Mr Randy Waldrum, has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the Super Falcons, the NFF has announced.
Waldrum replaces Swedish tactician, Thomas Dennerby, who left his role as the team’s coach in 2019. A statement released by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick read:
“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.”
Waldrum, 64, is a former American college soccer player. He played for Midwestern State Universit between 1979-1981.
Following his playing career, Waldrum transitioned into coaching and has coached mostly Women university teams in America.
His last job before his appointment as Super Falcons coach was at the University of Pittsburg. The 64-year-old will be assisted by former Nigerian international Ann Chiejine and Wemimo Mathew Olanrewaju, while Auwar Bashir Makwalla is the goalkeeper’s trainer.
Waldrum has been tasked with leading the Super Falcons to an unprecedented 12 nations cup title and also qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.