Super Falcons May Witness A Poor W’Cup Outing

Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum opens up on how the NFF is making his team’s W’Cup preparation difficult.

The Super Falcons will later this week depart Nigeria for Australia ahead of the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup tournament. And in Australia, the team will engage in a 15-day training and friendly games ahead of the main event.

The American tactician in a recent interview opened up on how his preparations ahead of the tournament is been thwarted by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

According to the gaffer, the players invited for the world cup is expected to have a 10-day camping in Nigeria. And also, a 10-15 days camping in Australia before the world cup kick-off. But some these plans of his is been rejected by the NFF.

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum cries over NFF plans ahead of the world cup.
Super Falcons in a training session

Super Falcons coach frustrated by NFF plan ahead if World Cup

“We have less days than a college preseason to prepare for the World Cup. And it blows my mind because we have known about this since last year,” he said as reported by EaglesTracker.

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“I know we’re not prepared the way need to be… Been very frustrated with the Federation(NFF). And the lack of support.

“We were supposed to have a camp for 10-12 days in Nigeria, before going to Australia for another 10-15 days. But the Federation cancelled the camp in Nigeria.”

Also, he spoke about how the Super Falcons boycotted training during the WAFCON in Morocco last year. And the reason was as a result of non-payment of bonuses.

“After the loss in Morocco(WAFCON), the players hadn’t been paid. So, they boycotted training before the match against Zambia,” he continued.

“My backup goalkeepr(Tochukwu Oluehi) spoke to the Federation about not getting paid. And they didn’t like how she spoke, so they dismissed her from the national team. They eventually let her back only if she wrote an apology letter.”

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“They wanted me to pick a goalkeeper from Nigeria, for the world cup, that I have never seen, has never been in one of our camps. I said no, that my contract says I pick my teams. So, they retaliated and said that I can’t take my assistant coach(Lauren Gregg).

And at the World Cup, Nigeria will come up against one of the best women’s national team, Canada in their group game.

The team is scheduled to have a dinner party organized by the NFF on Saturday before leaving the country.

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