The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Mr. Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons.
After his playing career, Waldrum took to coaching at college level where he has spent most of his coaching career which started in 1978. With the women’s team of the University of Notre Dame, he won two national championships.
The 64-year-old has only managed once outside of the United States of America. He was coach of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national team before he was sacked in January 2016.
However, this is not the first time the American has been connected to Nigeria. In October 2017, he was announced by the NFF as Super Falcons coach but he later turned down the job.
It will be noted that the NFF president, Pinnick had on several occasions said the federation’s priority is to hire a top-quality coach for the Super Falcons to replace Swede coach, Thomas Dennerby, who left the position during the Olympic qualifiers in 2019.
Dennerby resigned over irreconcilable differences with the NFFdespite having a year left in his contract.
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.
Pinnick thanked Philips Consulting, the executors of the recruitment process, and said he has confidence that the new technical crew will take the Super Eagles to brand new heights.
“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,” he said in a statement.