2nd July, 2011
Former Assistant Secretary General (Technical) of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, James Peters, has advised the football authorities to get an experienced local coach to handle the Super Falcons.
Peters, who is also a former handler of the Falcons, said that the early exit of Nigeria from the ongoing German 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has shown that the Falcons need a good, experienced local coach to handle the team.
The Falcons were beaten by France and the hosts, Germany in their two group matches played last Sunday and Thursday respectively.
They are scheduled to play their last group match against Canada next Tuesday, which will be a formality encounter as they are already out of the tourney.
Peters said that the performance of the Precious Dede-captained Falcons was not too impressive.
He attributed the early exit from the World Cup to the team’s coaches who lack good technical depth that can match the standard of the world tourney.
According to Peters, “Nigeria has good local coaches who can be drafted to the Falcons to help Eucharia Uche in the team. I’m not saying Uche is not good, but she needs experienced hand to help her out when the chips are down.
“We have people like Adegboye Onigbinde, who is one the respected coaches in the country today. Onigbinde and his colleagues are there and I believe would be ready to assist if their assistance is sought by the NFF.”
By Taiwo Adelu