Randy Waldrum recently led the Super Falcons of Nigeria to the Round of 16 at the 2023 Women’s World Cup before they lost to England on penalties
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has guaranteed Nigerians that the contract situations of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro and Super Falcons boss Randy Waldrum will be decided in September before the teams qualifying fixtures for the 2023 AFCON and Paris 2024 Olympics, Soccernet.ng reports.
Portuguese coach Peseiro’s one-year deal with the NFF expired last month following the delay in AFCON 2023 which the contract was based on, and the Federation is now working on finding a solution for both parties.
The NFF is also working on whether or not to extend Super Falcon gaffer, Randy Waldrum’s contract after an impressive outing at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, where the team lost in a penalty shootout to England in the Round of 16.
Nigerians should not lose sleep ahead of the Super Eagles match against Sao Tope next month as well as the Super Falcons Olympic Games qualifiers as the Federation is doing everything humanly possible to resolve the contract issues of Jose Pesiro and Randy Waldrum, Gusau expressed while addressing Nigeria’s house committee on Sports on Tuesday.
I have directed the Technical Committee of the NFF to do a thorough job and come up with recommendations that Nigerians would be happy about. We are on top of the situation as regards the Super Eagles coach. Nigerians will know our position before the match against Sao Tome and that would be based on the recommendation of the Technical Committee. We will come up with a decision that Nigerians will be happy about.
On the Super Falcons, the focus now shifts to the Olympic qualifiers. We will follow due diligence and due process after the experts in the Technical committee would have done their job.
Gusau further guaranteed that the Super Falcons will be paid all their salaries and bonuses after their impressive outing at the World Cup, and also commended the players for their professionalism after the issues of bonuses in Australia tried to distract them at the tournament.
I’m happy that the girls focused on the tournament and performed very well and we are very proud of the team. The NFF under my watch will not shortchange any player or official. We shall pay every money we owe as soon as money is made available. We shall promptly resolve Super Falcons’ financial grievances, The NFF president guaranteed
Gusau declared that each player from the Super Falcons’ squad will receive a sum of $60,000 for their applaudable performance at the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.