By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
As the coaching position of the Nigerian female national team, the Super Falcons remains vacant, opinions are rife on who should on who should succeed former head coach, Thomas Dennerby.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has made it clear that the position is not for specific persons whether foreign or local as the job to choose the new coach has been contracted to a private company, PWC.
Some are of the opinion that the federation give the job to local coaches especially former Super Falcons players. Florence Omagbemi, Mercy Akide Udoh among other names have been mentioned.
Former Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo is one of the advocate for a local coach to be appointed for the female national team.
The outspoken coach on issues pertaining to the national team is of the opinion that the federation should look within and select from the former Super Falcons players to occupy the position.
“Concerning the appointment of the coaches, let them appoint someone from the girls that were pioneers of the Super Falcons. Appoint some of them let them go round like we have been doing in the past, scout for or spot some girls and then invite them at the end of the exercise among women clubs. Get these women coaches to train them, to handle them.”
Ismaila Mabo was the Falcons coach in 1999 as the record winning AWCON winners had a historic tournament getting to the quarter finals of the Women World Cup hosted by the USA.
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