Stop Wasting Money On Foreign Coaches For Falcons – Izilien Tells NFF

Veteran Coach Godwin Izilien, has charged the  Amaju Pinnick led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to discontinue its long search for a foreign coach for the Women’s national team.





The former Super  Falcons handler is of the view that hiring an indegenous manager for the team will reduce the debt burden on the federation considering the uncertainties occassioned by the COVID- 19 Pandemic.



The 2004 AWCON  Coach questioned the rationale for  the engagement of a foreign coach for the Falcons when Nigerian coaches had been successful with the team in different competitions over the years and  implored  the NFF to get a local coach for the women’s team as soon as possible, stressing that persistent delays in naming a manager for the would affect the overall progress of the side.


“I don’t know why the NFF is still focused on getting a foreign coach for the Super Falcons. We have quality coaches in Nigeria that can build the team. Spending money to hire a foreign coach at this COVID-19 period, where the economy is not friendly is not necessary.

If a domestic coach had abandoned the Falcons the way the foreign coach did, the NFF would have been working towards arresting and prosecuting the coach.

There are good coaches experienced enough to lead the Falcons. As for me, I cannot apply for Falcons job after my experience with the team.

Winning a gold medal in South Africa 2014 Africa Women Championship with my team scoring goals and conceding less throughout the championship is a great achievement for me. But if I am called to assist in any capacity, I will oblige. Nigeria is my country,” he said.


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