Amaju Pinnick provides update on hiring next Super Falcons coach

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation has said they are working on hiring a new substantive coach for the Super Falcons.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick made this known to the press during a media session with journalists, while speaking on a number of issues affecting the game of soccer.

Pinnick disclosed the NFF are planning to hold “interview to select the new head coach” to fill the vacuum created in the team following the departure of Swede Thomas Dennerby last September.

“We are working to see how we can hold the interview to select the new Head Coach for the Super Falcons. I have a meeting with our external auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers this week, on the need for us to get this done,” Pinnick began.

“Once we get the appearance money from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, we will hand over the 30 per cent that is the entitlement of the players and then ringfence the balance for the purpose of paying the new Head Coach.

“Just as we did for the team going to the World Cup, we have plans to arrange quality international friendlies for them before the next AFCON competition to build a much stronger squad.

The NFF supremo continued by heaping praise on the country’s most decorated football team, saying the Falcons are appreciated and adored having “won the most laurels.”

“I have always said that we have special love for the Super Falcons. That is the team that has won the most laurels for this country and we appreciate and adore them.”

The ninth-time African champions were scheduled to take on either Togo or Niger in the second-round of the AWCON qualifying campaign this month, but the qualifier has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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