Super Falcons’ Halimatu Ayinde Welcomes Plan To Inject Youth


Super Falcons midfielder Halimatu Ayinde has welcomed the decision of the team’s new coach, Randy Waldrum, to expand the player pool to let in younger players into the team.

Ayinde, 25, who helped the Super Falcons clinch the Turkish Women’s Cup title on their first-ever appearance with a 9-0 humiliation of Equatorial Guinean, said the plan by the coach will help boost the team to the next level.

The midfielder, who also plays at club level for Eskilstuna United of Sweden,  assured Nigerian fans to expect greater things from her this year both for the national team and her club. Ayinde described the relationship in the Super Falcons camp between players and their new handler as very cordial and smooth.

“The camp is open for anyone to showcase her talent in the national level and help boost the team to the next level,” Ayinde said.

Super Falcons in training

“The relationship with the coach and players is very good and smooth, even though we are yet to know and understand each other better. Fans should expect greater things this year not just with the national team, also to club level,” Ayinde added

“Everyone is happy and excited for winning the tournament and of course happy that we could achieve this after being off for 14 months.” 

The four-nation invitational tournament success was the first in history for Nigeria in Europe and the first crown under Waldrum.


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