Randy Waldrum becomes new head coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons

Randy Waldrum becomes new head coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons

- Randy Waldrum is now the new coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria

- The American was coach of the Trinidad and Tobago team between 2014 to 2016

- Waldrum takes over from Swedish coach Thomas Dennerby who failed to qualify Nigeria for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Randy Waldrum has been appointed by the Nigerian Football Federation as the new head coach of the Super Falcons.

The vacant managerial position will be filled by the American coach who was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016.

Swedish boss Thomas Dennerby left the job after failing to qualify Nigeria into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Randy Waldrum becomes new head coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons

Randy Waldrum becomes new head coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Waldrum is expected to work with former Super Falcons captain Ann Chiejine as his assistant and Auwar Bashir Makwalla will be goalkeepers’ trainer.

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NFF President Amaju Pinnick is happy with the recruitment and believes the new technical crew will take the Super Falcons to a new level in the game.

Pinnick said:

“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.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has labeled the news linking him with the Indian U17 national team as 'fake news'.

The 60-year-old Swede insisted he has not been approached by any country whatsoever with an offer to become their next coach.

Dennerby, who led the Nigeria's women national team to the second round of the 2019 FIFA World Cup tournament in France, says he is still contracted to the team.

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Legit.ng also reported that Nigeria's senior women national team coach Thomas Dennerby is on the verge of walking out of his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.

The 60-year-old tactician was said to have revealed that some influential members of the country's football governing body were interfering with his job.

Dennerby, who led the Super Falcons to Africa Women Cup of Nations triumph, guided the team to 3-0 aggregate win over Libya in the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers.

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