Should The NFF Axe Randy Waldrum Ahead of The Women's World Cup?



Unpopular Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, who failed to deliver the goods at the just concluded Women's Africa Cup of Nations, now faces an uncertain future.


The Super Falcons were deposed as queens of African football by finishing in a milk-and-water fourth position in this year's tournament in Morocco - a telling affirmation of how questionable Waldrum's methods were at the tournament.


The West Africans were abysmal by their own standards, winning three and losing three games in a tournament they usually dominate.


The nine-time African champions however managed to secure a spot at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup only by the skin of thier teeth.


There were calls from a large platoon of stakeholders for the American high school coach to be handed his walking papers by the NFF after the competition.


The bete noire of most fans about Waldrum's approach in the tournament were: ineffective substitutions, poor team selection, poor player positioning and ineffective games management to mention a few.


However, another bevy of fans urge caution, stating that Waldrum should be left to finish that work he started by learning from the mistakes made at the women's Africa Cup of Nations.


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who have a predilection towards sacking coaches so close to major competitions (often with eventual catastrophic outcomes), has now reportedly directed its Technical and Development Sub-Committee to hold a meeting and make recommendations on how to reposition the team before the World Cup billed for Australia and New Zealand.


The directive was contained in a communique of the NFF Executive Committee Annual General Assembly (AGA) held in Lagos.


Waldrum was appointed head coach of the Super Falcons on October 5, 2020, barely three years after turning down the role.


It now remains uncertain whether the veteran coach will lead the Super Falcons into the immediate future.


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