The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has instructed its Technical Committee to open contract renewal talks with coach Randy Waldrum, www.aclsports.com reports.
🚨The Nigeria Football Federation has now instructed its Technical Committee to hold discussions with Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Randy Waldrum, with a view to extending the latter’s contract with the NFF. pic.twitter.com/Py7b8RLDMl
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This comes just days after a communique from the football house stated that a new coaching crew should be formed for the various Women National Teams (Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingos) within the shortest possible time.
However, the president of the football body, Ibrahim Musa Gusau has clarified that and fresh talks will now happen between the American coach and the NFF Technical committee.
“We have given the Technical Committee the go-ahead to hold talks with Randy Waldrum as we consider an extension of his current contract with the NFF. They have to do this quickly as the team has a Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match next week.
“The man has done well by leading the team to an impressive outing at the FIFA World Cup,” Gusau said on Tuesday.
The 66-year-old gaffer signed a two-year contract with Africa’s darling women’s team in 2021, during which he led them to qualify for the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Waldrum led the nine-time African champions to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand, with the Super Falcons unbeaten in regulation time in any of their four matches, before a penalty shootout defeat by England.
If talks between Waldrum and the NFF go according to plan, the American will become one of the longest serving coaches of the Super Falcons since 2016. He has been at the saddle since 2019, following the departure of former head coach Thomas Dennerby who led the team to the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Opinions are divided among Nigerian football fans and journalists as regards the future of Waldrum who was once at loggerheads with his employers, the NFF earlier this year.