1 Reason Why Waldrum May Not Continue As Super Falcons Coach

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum may not continue as the head coach of the national women’s team after October npflupdates.com reports.

Waldrum wasn’t in charge when the Super Falcons were held to a 1-1 draw by the Ethiopian Lucy in Wednesday afternoon.

Also read: Coach Waldrum Abandons The Super Falcons In Brisbane For America

Ethiopia took the lead in the sixth minute through a Birkie Amare strike, and would go ahead to hold into the break. Rasheedat Ajibade Restores parity for the nine-time African champions, as they both sides shared the spoils at the Abebe Bikila Stadium.

Coach Randy Waldrum will not be in charge when the Super Falcons begin Olympics qualifier journey.
Randy Waldrum on the sideline at the FIFA 2023 women’s world cup.

According to a British journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, Waldrum had written to his employers Nigeria Football Federation NFF, about the Ethiopia clash.

In the said letter, which wasn’t made public, the American stated he can only feature for the Olympics qualifier Matchday 1 in Ethiopia. But would like to be excused from the second leg, as he hopes to be in America for an unavoidable reasons(not made public).

However the NFF, refused the prayers, telling the Pittsburgh Panthers coach to stay back in the US if he can’t oversee the two-legged tie.

Why Waldrum was absent for Super Falcons against Ethiopia

Super Falcons defender Michelle Alozie in action against Ethiopia

“Waldrum is going through some very challenging personal problems, the details of which, out of respect for his privacy, I will not fully disclose,” Osasu said in a post on his Twitter now X handle.

“In the light of these problems, Waldrum told the federation, in a letter that he wrote to them, that he could only manage the first game against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. But would not be available for the return leg in Nigeria, as he had to be back in the U.S., to attend to an emergency.”

Also read: Exclusive! Super Falcons Stand-in Gaffer Gives Update About Ethiopia Clash

He added, “He was told by the NFF, after waiting 11 days for a reply, that if he could not handle both games, he shouldn’t bother coming at all.”

Meanwhile, Randy when contacted refused to make any statement as to the reason why he’s yet to agree and sign a contract extension with the NFF.

“Check with the NFF,” the American said when asked about his contract extension talks with the NFF.

“Any news needs to come from them,” he added.


Based on the above, Randy may likely not continue as Falcons coach after his contract expires in four days time.

Also read: Super Falcons : 2 Reasons Why Waldrum May Get New Assistants

Also, it was gathered, that five out of the seven months unpaid salaries have been settled. And most probably when he’s fully paid, a contract extension talks will die a natural death.

Randy Waldrum was last with the Super Falcons at the 2023 FIFA women’s world cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand, where they reached Knockout stages.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *