Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Randy Waldrum has indicated his readiness to storm Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State in order to watch some matches at the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super-6 competition which began on Monday.
Megasportsarena.com reports that the American soccer tactician disclosed as much during a surprise visit to the secretariat of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja, where he was received by the secretary-general, Dr Mohammed Sanusi and other officials of the soccer governing body.
Sanusi used the occasion to restate the NFF’s resolve and determination to give Waldrum all the support he needs to build a fabulous squad that will challenge for global laurels and ink Nigeria’s name on the map of the world’s leading women football-playing nations.
The communications department of NFF revealed further that Sanusi made the assertion during a brief meeting of the officials with Waldrum at Sunday Dankaro House headquarters of the body, where he also disclosed that their president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and his board will provide all human, material and morale resources and to uplift the nine-time African champions.
Also present at the meeting were Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme (deputy general secretary), Augustine Eguavoen (technical director), Charity Kadiri (director of finance & admin), Ademola Olajire (director of communications), Ruth David (ag. director, competitions), Abdulrafiu Yusuf (assistant director, coaching and development), Siji Lagunju (assistant director, training and development) as well as Emmanuel Ayanbunmi (protocol).
Sanusi stated: “I welcome you to the NFF headquarters for the very first time. Let me start by saying that I was actually impressed with your professionalism and competence shown in handling of the squad at the Turkish Women’s Tournament.
“That played a great role in the Super Falcons winning all their matches at the tournament. Permit me to also say the NFF is enamoured by your request, without any prompting, to come and watch the NWFL Super 6 taking place in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
“This shows clearly that you are interested in the development and sustenance of the Nigeria women’s game and discovering players for the National Team. We will continue to give you all the support to build a formidable team that the world will reckon with by its performance at major tournaments outside the African continent.”