American Coach Randy Waldrum Named As New Manager of Super Falcons
Waldrum replaces Swedish Coach Thomas Dennerby, who left his role in 2019 to take up a U17 coaching job with India.
The 64-year-old who played as a midfielder during his playing days was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016 and will leave his job at the University of Pittsburgh women’s team for Nigeria.
Waldrum will work with former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper and Captain Ann Chiejine, who is the first Assistant Coach, while Wemimo Mathew Olanrewaju will serve as second Assistant Coach and Auwar Bashir Makwalla will be goalkeepers’ trainer.
Confirming the appointment, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick said: “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level.”