The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, in acting capacity.
Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, praised the efforts of the former technical crew headed by Mr. Edwin Okon, saying they did their best within the period they were in charge of the team.
“We commend Okon and his crew for the services rendered to the country, and they did well to reclaim the African Women Championship title for the country in Namibia in October 2014, thus qualifying the team for the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
“The contract given to the crew has elapsed with the Women’s World Cup in Canada. Mr. Christopher Danjuma will now take over the team in acting capacity, pending the appointment of a substantive coaching crew, which process is ongoing.”
Anyansi-Agwu has also assured that the NFF will give the new Head Coach and his crew all the support to qualify the Falcons for the Women’s Football Tournament of the 2016 Olympics, billed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“The team will soon move to Port Harcourt to get used to the pitch on which it will play Equatorial Guinea in the third round of the Olympics qualifiers. The NFF will provide everything that the needs to succeed.”
The hard-working Danjuma, respected by players and officials alike, was an assistant to Okon in the previous dispensation.
Danjuma’s first assignment will be to see the Falcons past Equatorial Guinea, with the first leg in Port Harcourt on Saturday, 18thJuly and the return leg in Bata on 2nd August.