- Mercy Akide, who is the current coach of Regent University Women’s Soccer team, has hinted that she could consider Super Eagles job
- The Super Falcons legend, during an interview with Nigerian radio station Brila FM, stated that her coaching career path was not planned
- When asked if she could defy all odds to take up Super Eagles coaching job, she replied that she will take whatever opportunity that comes
Super Falcons of Nigeria legend Mercy Akide has weighed in her opinion when linked with the Super Eagles coaching job.
In a recent interview with sports radio station Brila FM, the 46-year-old disclosed that being a manager was not her initial plan.
Her response during the interaction stated that she could give the Super Eagles coaching role a try as Footballlive quoted her response as ‘why not?’
The current head coach of Regent University Women’s Soccer team took time to speak about her coaching inspirations and her dedication to also empower the girl child back home.
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“My coaching career wasn’t planned, it just happened through divine manifestation and my college coach at the time. I started coaching young girls in one of the summer clinics back in college.”
When asked about her next move, the three-time African Women’s Cup of Nations winner, encouraged by her husband added:
"I have to help the girls first. I’m taking it one step at a time. Whenever the opportunity comes I will take it."
Businessman splashes N20m on Super Falcons 99' squad and current team
Meanwhile, the Super Falcons got a huge compensation from Air Peace President Allen Onyema with the sum of N20million after the Aisha Buhari tournament.
The reigning African champions finished behind South Africa after losing to the Bayana Bayana team by 4-2 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos.
Half of the N20m is meant for the Falcons 99' set while the remaining 50 percent is the prize money for the current squad who were runners-up in the competition.
The 99' squad reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA women's World Cup in the United States led by captain Florence Omagbemi.
Asisat Oshoala apologises to Nigerians over Aisha Buhari Cup final defeat
Legit.ng earlier reported that Asisat Oshoala has sent an apology note to all Nigerians through her official Instagram page after the country's women national team let them down.
Nigeria's Super Falcons were stunned by their South African counterparts in the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup this month.
The striker has now returned to her Spanish League cup as the season continues with Barcelona ladies hosting Valencia on Saturday, September 25.