Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick is encouraging ex-national stars Mercy Akide and Florence Omagbemi to apply for the vacant Super Falcons job.
But the duo must be ready to fend off competition from expatriates who are eligible to handle Africa’s most successful women’s national team and reigning champions.
The NFF has outsourced multinational professional firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to the next coach.
“The Super Falcons coaching job is open to Nigerian and expatriate coaches, who must meet the standard set by PWC,” Pinnick was quoted by The Guardian.
“The company has what it takes to pick the best among the list of applicants.
”Some Nigerian coaches based abroad that I have not met have called to inform me that they are interested in the Super Falcons job and I tell them that the federation is not involved in coaches recruitment.
“Any interested person should apply to PWC with their credentials. If former Super Falcons stars like Mercy Akide, Florence Omagbemi and others are interested in coaching the Falcons, they should apply through PWC.”
Pinnick concluded: “The company has guidelines a coach must attain to get the job. Any coach PWC picks to handle the Falcons at the end of the day will be accepted by the NFF.”
The Super Falcons post has been vacant after Swedish trainer Thomas Dennerby resigned in October 2019.