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NFF to extend Waldrum contract after Super Falcons World Cup Performance

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced they have asked their technical committee to discuss with Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum about the issues surrounding his contract extension after the recent performance at the World Cup.

Waldrum lead the nine-time African champions to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand, with the Super Falcons unbeaten in regulation time in any of their four matches, before a penalty shootout defeat by England after dominating the game for 120 minutes.

“We have given the Technical Committee the go-ahead to hold talks with Randy Waldrum as we consider an extension of his current contract with the NFF. They have to do this quickly as the team has a Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match next week,” NFF president Ibrahim Gusau said in an official statement.

“The man has done well by leading the team to an impressive outing at the FIFA World Cup.”

Waldrum signed a two-year contract with Africa’s darling women’s team in 2021, during which he led them to qualify for the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Down Under.

Playing in Australia, the Super Falcons held Olympic champions Canada to a scoreless draw in Melbourne, defeated co-hosts Australia 3-2 in Brisbane and were again held scoreless by Republic of Ireland.

In the Round of 16, they had the better of the game against England, but it ended scoreless in regulation and extra time, forcing the encounter into a penalty shootout in which the Falcons were second best. Nigeria will start quest to qualify for the olympic game in France and also WAFCON in Morocco next year.

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