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NFF to appoint world-class coach for Super Falcons – Pinnick

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President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick says the federation is working on appointing a ‘world-class’ head coach for the Super Falcons.

Pinnick in a live session on NFF’s official Instagram page on Thursday said the nation’s football body is working with the consultants to appoint an experienced coach for the female national team.

“First and foremost, we have to get the Super Falcons a Head Coach of the highest quality possible, we are working on that, as our consultants are already on it, and also working on the appointment of coaches for some other National Teams.

“On our part, we have ringfenced a sum of money to pay the Head Coach of the Super Falcons for a number of years to come, so that challenge is taken care of,” Pinnick said.

He also added: “We are on the verge of signing a final contract with a company, Philips Consulting. The company is 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.

Amaju Pinnick says NFF will appoint new coach for Super Falcons next month
Amaju Pinnick says NFF will appoint new coach for Super Falcons next month

“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 when we received their prize money from the last World Cup, which totalled about 762,000 Dollars, 30% 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,” he said.

The Super Falcons have been without a coach since Thomas Dennerby left the team unceremoniously in August 2019.

The Falcons failed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will now be staged in 2021.

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