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Why NFF Sacked Falcons Coach, Okon

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 7:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria’s football governing body, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has relieved the head coach of the national women’s team, Edwin Okon, of his job, with a directive to his assistant, Christopher Danjuma, to act in his stead until further notice.

In his new capacity, Danjuma will coach the Super Falcons through the upcoming Olympics qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.

The NFF’s decision to sack Okon could be attributed to the team’s unconvincing performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, where they exited at the group stage.

Okon had had an otherwise successful year in which his wards won the 2014 African Women’s Football Championship in Namibia.

“We commend Okon and his crew for the services rendered to the country, and they did well to reclaim the African Women’s 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.

“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 they need to succeed,” said the chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Felix Anyansi.