American University 'Hijacks' Coach From Nigeria
The Nigeria Football Federation will have to intensify their search for a new coach for the national women's team, the Super Falcons.
Randy Waldrum, the American coach that was penciled down to handle the Falcons and meant to have been unveiled few days back has taken up a new job with the University of Pittsburgh.
It is not clear if the American coach did not like the terms of his planned engagement with the NFF or simply got a better deal.
“I am extremely excited to get started competing in the best conference in the country in the ACC, working with this group of players that are so hungry for success,” Waldrum said in a statement.
“There is much work to be done for sure, as past results have not been what is expected, but I am confident that with all of us working together we can bring this program into national prominence and build a program of excellence.”
Waldrum has international experience, having served as the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national team coach for about a year and a half, from 2014-16.
Since 2012, he has served as the head coach of the United States U-23 national team, capturing the Four Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013.
The Super Falcons have been without a coach since 2016 after they won African Women's championship.
Indigenous tactician, Florence Odegbami led the country's senior Women team to clinch 8th African title before the football body relived her of the job.
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