Lagos – Christian Chukwu, member, Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Tuesday said the new Super Falcons’ coaches would be named after the team’s two friendly matches against Japan.
The NFA had on Aug. 20 announced Edwin Okon as the caretaker coach to prepare the team for the two matches.
The matches will hold on Sept. 22 and Sept. 26 in Osaka, Japan.
Chukwu, in an interview acknowledged that it was true that the team had been without a coach for too long.
He however said all machinery had been put in motion for the naming of a substantive coach for the senior national women football team after the friendly matches.
The former Super Eagles coach added that the Falcons coach, when appointed, would be saddled with the responsibility of grooming the team for future tournaments.
On preparations for the two friendly matches, Chukwu said there was no cause for alarm on the 40 players invited to camp by Okon.
“Okon knows the invited players so well and their abilities also, and what they can deliver as well. All that is needed towards the friendly matches is to guard them and blend them to have a compact team.
“Many of the invited players have been participating in this season’s Nigeria Women Football League and the coach only needs to blend them all to play as a team,’’ he said.
Chukwu, a former player of Rangers International of Enugu, added that the essence of the friendly matches was to keep the Falcons players in shape and get them busy.
“The friendly matches will help the newcomers in the team to garner some experience of playing in international engagements,’’ he said.(NAN)