The President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has confirmed that international friendlies will be lined up for the Super Falcons from January 2021.
He made this pledge in an interview with NFF’s media via the official Instagram of the federation on Thursday.
Meanwhile, reports came in that the team’s captain and Barcelona feminine forward Asisat Oshoala early this week called on the federation to make arrangements for a friendly game after football activities resume in the country.
When asked what the federation is doing about it he said: “I am promising the Super Falcons a friendly match because I love them myself.
That whether is AWCON in January or not, we are going to arrange friendlies for them as soon as the FIFA windows open. They are going to be playing friendlies because it’s our for them to do well at the next FIFA Women’s World Cup.”
Super Falcons have been without a coach since Swedish coach, Thomas Dennerby terminated his contract with the NFF to take up the Indian U-17 girl’s job.
Pinnick confirmed that the Federation is “on the verge” of signing a contract with Philips Consulting to ensure transparent handling of the recruitment process of the next Super Falcons gaffer.
“We are on the verge of signing a final contract with a company, Philips Consulting. The company is number and top-notched in terms of human resource management and recruitment.
The reason why we are doing this is to start doing things in a very transparent manner. We don’t want a situation where the NFF executive committee will just appoint a coach for the Super Falcons.
Very soon, we will sign a contract with them this week. Once that is done, from Monday, they will now reach out via Zoom to conduct an interview. Within the next two to three weeks, I am 100% sure that we are going to have these coaches
“We have seen world-class coaches interested in the Super Falcons job. I am in touch with them. The good thing about the Falcons is that the money to pay the coach is there already.
As a Federation, when we received their prize money from the last World Cup, which totalled about 762,000 Dollars. 30% of the money was given to the players.
The balance will be kept in a separate account. From there, we are going to fund the payment of the coach for the next two to three years. That is what we want to do to avoid owing coaches.” He said.
Pinnick stated that NFF will put all things in place for a good outing for the Super Falcons 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.