The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Mr. Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach of the Super Falcons after he had turned down the offer three years ago.
Waldrum will now take over from Thomas Dennerby who resigned October 2019 after guiding the Super Falcons to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
NFF in a statement on Monday unveiled Waldrum to take over from the Swedish and will be assisted by former goalkeeper, Ann Chiejine.
Also Wemimo Matthew Olarenwaju will serve as second Assistant coach while Auwar Bashir Makwalla will be the goalkeeper trainer.
Waldrum, an American who played as a midfielder,
has worked largely within the American women football circle and was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016.
He had in October 2017 turned down the offer to become technical adviser and head coach of the Super Falcons.
The former Trinidad and Tobago women’s national team coach was expected to lead the team to the 2018Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification but rejected the offer.
After unveiling him as the new Africa women champions coach,
NFF president Amajiu Melvin Pinnick thanked Philips Consulting who handled the recruitment process ofr a job well done.
He expressed confidences that the new technical crew will take the Super Falcons to a greater height.
“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.”
In 2016, he was relieved of his role as the women’s team coach of Trinidad and Tobago.