NFF Mandates Technical Committee To Discuss Waldrum’s Contract Extension

By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mandated its Technical Committee to hold discussions with Super Falcons Head Coach, Randy Waldrum, with a view to extending his contract with the Federation.

Waldrum steered the nine-time African champions to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. The Super Falcons were unbeaten in regulation time in any of their four matches, before a penalty shootout defeat by England.

Super Falcons of Nigeria were knocked out by England on penalties at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“We have given the Technical Committee the go-ahead to hold talks with Randy Waldrum as we consider an extension of his current contract with the NFF,” said NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau.

They have to do this quickly as the team has a Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match next week. The man has done well by leading the team to an impressive outing at the FIFA World Cup.”

Waldrum signed a two-year contract with Nigeria’s women’s senior football team in 2021, during which he led them to qualify for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Playing in Australia, the Super Falcons held Olympic champions Canada to a scoreless draw in Melbourne, defeated co-hosts Australia 3-2 in Brisbane and were again held scoreless by Republic of Ireland.

In the Round of 16, they had the better of the game against England but it ended scoreless in regulation and extra time, forcing the encounter into a penalty shootout in which Nigeria were second best.

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