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NFF Re-appoints Dedevbo As Falconets Coach

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 1:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuike Chukwu –  Lagos


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has re-appointed Peter Dedevbo as Head Coach of the U-20 Women National Team, then Falconets.

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, on Tuesday evening approved, on behalf of the Executive Committee and pending the ratification of the latter, a recommendation by the Technical and Development Committee to keep Dedevbo and his crew for one more term.



Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, told that his committee made the recommendation in view of the accomplishment of the Dedevbo-led crew at last year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

“The Peter Dedevbo-led crew did well to get the Falconets to the final of the U-20 World Cup in Canada last year. Most of his players have been snapped up by the senior team, which shows that he built a good team.

“We will give the crew all the support that is necessary to qualify the Falconets for the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, and for the team to go there and win the trophy.”

Dedevbo’s assistants Toyin Ayinla, Wemimo Mathew Olanrewaju and Auwal Bashar also return as the Falconets countenance a 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Liberia next month.

Dedevbo also tinkered the U-17 Women National Team, Flamingos, taking the team to the quarter-final stage at the World Cup finals in Trinidad and Tobago (2010) and Azerbaijan (2012).