NFF President, Amaju Pinnick searches for Super Falcons coach

Apply for Falcons job through PWC, Pinnick tells coaches

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has vowed to get the Super Falcons the best coach available that can keep them of top of African football, the SportsBay.com reports.

The 11-times African champions are being managed by Christopher Danjuma on an interim basis following the sudden resignation of Swedish tactician, Thomas Dennerby.

It will be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation revealed that erstwhile Dennerby resigned because he was not allowed to bring in foreign coaches.

The Delta state born football administrator stated this during the weekend that Pricewaterhouse (PWC), which has been given the contract to recruit coaches for the national male and women teams has set up the modalities to which the intending coaches must adhere to.

“The Super Falcons’ coaching job is open to Nigerian and expatriate coaches, who must meet the standard set by PWC,” Pinnick said, adding, “the company has what it takes to pick the best among the list of applicants.

“Some Nigerian coaches based abroad that I have not met have called to inform me that they are interested in the Super Falcons job and I tell them that the federation is not involved in coaches recruitment.

“Any interested person should apply to PWC with their credentials. If former Super Falcons’ stars like Mercy Akide, Florence Omagbemi and others are interested in coaching the Falcons, they should apply through PWC.

“The company has guidelines a coach must attain to get the job. Any coach PWC picks to handle the Falcons at the end of the day will be accepted by the NFF,” he said.

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Pinnick also disclosed that the federation is in the process of raising funds that would take care of the salary and accommodation of the Falcons’ coach throughout the duration of his contract.

It will also be recalled Pinnick during a recent interview opened up that the federation is at a loss on how the Falcons can be celebrated following their exploits in Africa

“The girls have achieved more for the country than their male counterparts in African football and they need to be well motivated for future challenges,” he said.

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