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|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by sanpipita(m): 5:55pm On Oct 06|
Lol his records are awful, I don't know how competitive USA collegiate football is because that's where he spent most of his coaching career
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 8:13pm On Oct 06|
EXCLUSIVE: Waldrum confirms commitment to Super Falcons
Africa Women's Football Correspondent
The American tactician has stated he is fully focused on contributing to the success of the African champions at the global stage
Randy Waldrum has confirmed his full commitment to Nigeria amid reports questioning his coaching role with the African champions.
The 64-year-old was announced as the head coach of the Super Falcons on Tuesday, replacing former trainer Thomas Dennerby, who left the post for personal reasons a year ago.
Besides enjoying huge respect in the US, Waldrum is no stranger to women's football on the global stage as he had handled Trinidad and Tobago and the US U23 side.
Deep concerns emerged over the American's terms of engagement with Nigeria hours after the University of Pittsburgh hinted he will retain his headship role with Pitt Panthers.
However, the former coach of Houston Dash and the University of Notre Dame has immediately moved to declare his full-time commitment to guiding the team to long-term success.
"I want everyone to know that I am extremely excited about being your coach for the Super Falcons," Waldrum told Goal.
"It's been a dream of mine for some time now. I appreciate Mr [Amaju] Pinnick and his faith in me and our staff to bring the Super Falcons to new heights.
"I also understand the full commitment that it takes for my time, for training camps, games, scouting, player management, staff development, and of course team development.
"These expectations are very clear and I'm anxious to get started. In fact, I will be the one pushing the federation for more opportunities to prepare and train, I'm quite sure.
"I've already been working and have a ten-year plan I'm anxious to share with the federation in order to prepare our young players in the country now for future years as national team players.
"Our stars of the 2027 and 2031 World Cups are between 10-12 years old currently, so let's get them in the proper environment now."
After Tuesday's local media outcry over the conditions of Waldrum's appointment, the American's Twitter account was suspended - a shocking development he provided an explanation for.
"As for my social media, I'm working on one for the Super Falcons now," he said.
"I hope to have it up very soon. I'm looking forward to meeting you and all the others very soon."
Even though the duration of his contract are still unclear, Waldrum is expected to lead the Super Falcons to the 2022 African Women's Cup of Nations and qualify for the 2023 Women's World Cup.
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|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 9:31pm On Oct 06|
NCAA has the best young talent in the country but it's usually best talent wins. So in the end it is basically about recruiting of players.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by jimmyiovine: 9:53am On Oct 08|
NFF bigwigs meet over new Super Falcons coach’s terms of contract
Federation officials depart for Austria today ahead Nigeria, Algeria friendly
Some top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are expected to meet in Abuja this morning to brainstorm on the terms of contract for newly appointed Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum. The NFF announced the American on Monday as the new handler of the Falcons as replacement for former handler, Thomas Dennerby, who resigned in 2019. The football house did not mention the duration of the contract and financial details of the deal.
There were media reports that Waldrum would retain his job in the U.S. as head coach of Pittsburg University women’s team, despite his new challenge of overseeing the Nigerian women national team.
The Guardian learnt yesterday that some top officials of the NFF, particularly those in the Technical Committee, would meet in the federal capital, Abuja, today to discuss among other things, the duration of the contract and mode of operation for the coach.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by jimmyiovine: 9:56am On Oct 08|
There is something fishy going on with this Waldrum situation. Back in 2017, they didn’t agree a contract with him but announced him as coach, seems they have done the same thing again. I really just hope NFF have done things properly, so we wont face another embarrassment just like in 2017 and also with Paul Le Guen for Super Eagles before Rohr came
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by solonnachi: 12:10pm On Oct 09|
NFF left the recruitment of Randy Waldrum for a company to decide. Now they want to meet and deliberate on the terms and period of his contract. It is either members of the board were not carried along or Pinnick did the arrangement himself. We are in for a loooong thing in this country.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 12:54pm On Oct 10|
Chiamaka Nnadozie start her first League game for Paris FC against Issy WFC
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Dede1(m): 9:35am On Oct 11|
It is unfortunate that a person I love to read his\her posts seemed to forget so easily. When USA ruled the World Women Football Empire, it did not have Woman Soccer League. All USA players were sourced from NCAA. Till date, USA depends on the poll of soccer players from NCAA, especially the USWNT.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Dede1(m): 9:38am On Oct 11|
Bro, the NCAA remains the source of players for USWNT. USA dominated the world women football scene due to inexhaustible pool of players from NCAA.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 11:05am On Oct 11|
Well I will definitely take the first part as a compliment and I do appreciate it. We can't always see eye to eye so I hope this disagreement doesn't make u to start scrolling past my posts ooo
That said, the USA still rules women's football. But they discover their players way earlier than the NCAA level. Remember there is still U17 to play and those are high schoolers.
As for the senior team there is a whole league at their disposal. Getting a senior call while in college is extremely rare. They even have players overseas.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 11:13am On Oct 11|
Bro those players left college a long time ago. No college player made the USA squad that won the world cup and no player younger than 25 played the final
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Dede1(m): 1:30pm On Oct 11|
Bro, I suggest you take look at the 1991 World Cup US Women Champion team. Most of the players listed below have started playing for the US national team while still in the university. For example, Mia Hamm was still a colligate player in UNC when she featured for US in 1991 world cup. As much as I would have liked to see a Nigerian coach such as Peter Dedevo in this position for grassroot recruiting, I think Waldrum could bring such sense of bringing raw talents to the team.
1991 US Women World Cup Champions.
1 GK Mary Harvey 4 June 1965 (aged 26) 5 0 United States UC Berkeley
2 FW April Heinrichs (captain) 27 February 1964 (aged 27) 42 33 United States University of North Carolina
3 MF Shannon Higgins 20 February 1968 (aged 23) 26 4 United States University of North Carolina
4 DF Carla Werden 9 May 1968 (aged 23) 81 0 United States University of North Carolina
5 DF Lori Henry 20 March 1966 (aged 25) 38 3 United States University of North Carolina
6 FW Brandi Chastain 21 July 1968 (aged 23) 14 7 United States Santa Clara University
7 MF Tracey Bates 5 May 1967 (aged 24) 28 5 United States University of North Carolina
8 DF Linda Hamilton 4 June 1969 (aged 22) 18 0 United States University of North Carolina
9 MF Mia Hamm 17 March 1972 (aged 19) 43 12 United States University of North Carolina
10 FW Michelle Akers-Stahl 1 February 1966 (aged 25) 44 44 United States University of Central Florida
11 MF Julie Foudy 23 January 1971 (aged 20) 26 4 United States Stanford University
12 FW Carin Jennings 9 January 1965 (aged 26) 45 22 United States UC Santa Barbara
13 MF Kristine Lilly 22 July 1971 (aged 20) 42 9 United States University of North Carolina
14 DF Joy Biefeld 8 February 1968 (aged 23) 40 7 United States UC Berkeley
15 FW Wendy Gebauer 25 December 1966 (aged 24) 25 8 United States University of North Carolina
16 DF Debbie Belkin 27 May 1966 (aged 25) 48 2 United States University of Massachusetts Amherst
17 GK Amy Allmann 25 March 1965 (aged 26) 46 0 United States University of Central Florida
18 GK Kim Maslin-Kammerdeiner 12 August 1964 (aged 27) 17 0 United States George Mason University
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 5:37pm On Oct 11|
For goodness sakes this is 2020 what does 1991 have to do with anything? Ever since 1999 there has been a professional league in America so what do these names have to do with anything?
Whoever hired that man is a clown that doesn't want anything good for THE WOMEN of Nigeria. They want our women to remain mediocre like them. It is a disgrace what the nff have done with the greatest team in African history
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 8:10am On Oct 12|
Ajibade Rasheedat On Randy Waldrum Appointment
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by CoolJulian: 11:10am On Oct 12|
Bro, calm down!...
He might actually come good. In my opinion, his appointment is not a bad decision, otherwise, could you suggest a better local coach?...(come on now, you know, they are not just up to it, at the world level... Be objective!), how about a much better foreign one, who would agree to all the terms and conditions of his contract?
Dennerby, who could be termed MORE EXPERIENCED, what could he achieve with the team, exactly?.. I can bet that Waldrum could have done better, besides, Waldrum is not as inexperienced as he's being painted. The super falcons deserve the best at this time, and I believe that he is miles better than all we could ever get locally, he can also compete favourably against the best at the world stage.
Let's exercise a bit of faith and watch what he has to offer.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 12:07pm On Oct 12|
I am not saying he won't come good but this is a torrid appointment. When we see the wrong thing we have to say it.
He is not better than any local coach. Someone that cannot qualify Trinidad to the gold cup is now better than Okon who won the AWCON and guided Nigeria to the U20 World cup semi finals? That's just ridiculous.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 12:07pm On Oct 12|
Wetin u wan make she talk?
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 2:28pm On Oct 12|
I nor expect anything other than what she has just said ooo..
All I want be say make Randy Waldrum Win games, give us quality Football, Retain AWCON as usual, qualify for all the needed Competitions and at least reach Semi Final at the World Cup/Olympic games then i can say he's good enough
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 2:30pm On Oct 12|
Action Pictures from the Clash of Superfalcons stars in Sweden OBOS Damallsvenskan
First Pics.. Halimatu Ayinde and Uchenna Kanu battling each other for the ball..
Second Pics.. Halimatu Ayinde and Ngozi Okobi who won the Woman of the Match Award
Third Pics Ayinde, Okobi, Kanu and Orji
Chinaza Uchendu was not in Action
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 2:58pm On Oct 13|
Nwabuoku, Oluehi arrives Spain ahead of Reto Iberdorla season opener
Super Falcons duo of Evelyn Nwabuoku, and Tochukwu Oluehi have arrived in Spain to team up with their new Spanish Reto Iberdorla side, CD Pozoalbense ahead of the first game of the 2020-2021 season.
Their arrival was confirmed by the club on their social media handles with their picture and comment.
“They are here!!
Nigerian internationals Evelyn Chiedu Nwabuoku and Tochukwu Oluhei are already in Spain and will start working from now under the orders of Manuel Fernández.
With Evelyn and Tochukwu completes the staff of our team Iberdrola Challenge for next season, which will begin in just two weeks.” CD Pozoalbense tweeted.
Super Falcons midfielder, Evelyn Nwabuoku, and goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi both joined CD Pozoalbense from 2018-2019 Nigeria Women Premier League, NWPL Champions, Rivers Angels after representing Nigeria at the last edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Their experience will be key in helping CD Pozoalbense gain promotion to the Spanish Iberdrola.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 7:29pm On Oct 13|
Wow Nwabuoku back in Europe!! Then that team also took Oluhei, they are going to be good
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 7:31pm On Oct 13|
They made some good signing, I believe they would be qualify for the Priemer Ibedradola by next season..
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 5:59pm On Oct 16|
Alvaldsnes IL vs LSK Lillestrøm
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by isan(m): 9:58pm On Oct 16|
Avaldnes won 3 - 1 ajibade also add a goal to her tally she now has 7 goals and 3 assist in 14 games
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 1:25pm On Oct 17|
Nnadozie start her Second Straight game for Paris FC
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 7:13pm On Oct 17|
Kanu hits eighth goal of the season for Linköping
17th October 2020
Super Falcons forward, Uchenna Kanu scored her eighth goal of the season for Swedish Dammallsvenskan side, Linköping as they dispatched Djurgården by three un-replied goals on Saturday, www.kick442.com reports.
Kanu scored Linköping’s third goal at the Stockholms Olympiastadion in a comfortable match week 19 win.
Frida Leonhardsen Maanum scored two goals in the 40th and 50th minutes respectively for Linkoping before Uchenna Kanu’s strike.
Kanu has scored eight league goals for Linköping in her first season in the Swedish Dammallsvenskan after joining the club from Spanish Iberdrola side, Sevilla.
Ebere Orji saw 78 minutes of action for Linköping before she was replaced by Rachel Hill.
The Olof Unogård side occupied the fourth position on the Dammallsvenskan table with 36 points in 19 games, nine points behind league leaders, Göteborg. They will host Faith Ikidi-Michael’s Pitea in their next game on November 1.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 5:12am On Oct 18|
Oluehi, Nwabuoku make winning debut for CD Pozoalbense
Tochukwu Oluehi and Evelyn Nwabuoku were in action for their Reto Iberdorla side, CD Pozoalbense in their debut game as their side earned a 5-0 win over FF La Solana, www.kick442.com reports.
The former Rivers Angels players didn’t start the tune-up game but were introduced in the second half of the comfortable win for CD Pozoalbense.
Naomie scored the first goal of the game in the 16th minute. Rocio doubled CD Pozoalbense’s lead in the 32nd minute while Karla made it 3-0 in the 44th minute before Oluehi and Nwabuoku were introduced in the second half to have a feel of their first game since joining the Spanish side from Rivers Angels.
Evelyn Nwabuoku with the ball
Two more goals by Rocio in the 75th minute and Marin three minutes later sealed a 5-0 win for CD Pozoalbense.
CD Pozoalbense will kick off its Reto Iberdorla campaign against Cordoba later this month in their quest to gain promotion to the top flight.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by lakesidepapa(m): 9:39am On Oct 19|
@Schemerkhiz Good Morning! No update about Randy with SF? Has he started the job and what are the term and condition he has with the NFF?
When is WCQ and AWCONQ going to kick off? No friendly match this year?
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 12:36pm On Oct 19|
Nothing have been said yet, Let's keep hoping for good News
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Schemerkhiz: 3:01am On Oct 21|
Last Week it was Ini Umotong who made the OBOS Damallsvenskan Team of the week... this week it's Faith Ikidi Michael
- Mie Leth Jans, Faith Ikidi, Elli Pikkujämsä
- Ebba Wieder, Frida Maanum, Amanda Johnsson Hahr, Jutta Rantala
- Alva Selerud, Amanda Edgren, Hailie Mace
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