By Mukwuzi Joseph
The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the appointment of Mr. Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons.
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 will work with former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper and captain Ann Chiejine, who is the first Assistant Coach, while Wemimo Mathew Olanrewaju will serve as second Assistant Coach and Auwar Bashir Makwalla will be goalkeepers’ trainer.
His appointment comes a year after former coach, Thomas Dennerby, resigned from the Falcons job.
According to the NFF, consulting firm, Phillips Consulting, helped in Waldrum’s appointment.
The statement quoted NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, as saying the new coach would take Falcons to the next level.
“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,” Pinnick said.
The new coach will work with former Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Chiejine, as first Assistant Coach and Wemimo Olanrewaju as second Assistant Coach, while Auwar Makwalla is the team’s new goalkeepers’ trainer.