Coach Waldrum Abandons The Super Falcons In Brisbane For America

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum, is on his way to the United States of America from Brisbane, Australia, reports.

The American tactician departed the island continent on Tuesday morning after his team’s exit from the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament.

And at the tournament, Waldrum defied odds to take the national team to the tournament’s R16. Sadly, the Super Falcons had failed to capitalize on a loop hole in the English team to secure a win.

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After losing Lauren James with about ten minutes to stoppage time, the Lionesses failed held on to their positions and force a penalty shootout. And hence, going forward to win on penalties, scoring four of their spot-kicks.

Interestingly, coach Waldrum expressed interest in remaining as the Super Falcons coach after the expiration of his contract. However, speculations spread that the American may be relieved of his duty, following an unpleasant PR with the Nigeria Football Federation prior to the world cup.

Coach Waldrum wants to stay with the Super Falcons

“I am proud of my team,” he said in post-match press conference.

“I want to stay with this team and continue working towards the Olympics. But that is not a matter for me to decide.”

And while speaking further, the American urged the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, to make his contract renewal quick. If he is to continue as the team’s coach, citing the Olympics qualifier fixtures as being around the corner.

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“They(NFF) would have to do it pretty quick, especially with the 2024 Paris (Olympics) qualifiers coming up.”

Whether or not he will remain as the national team’s coach, remains a decision to be taken by the Ibrahim Gusau led NFF.

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