Technical Committee recommends Okon as Falcons’ caretaker coach
Rising from its meeting at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Tuesday, the
Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation
announced that it has recommended the constitution of a caretaker
coaching crew for the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons.
Acting General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme stated that the
committee made the recommendation, pending the ratification of the NFF
Executive Committee, in view of the two international friendly matches
against the Senior Women’s Team of Japan, coming up in two Japanese
cities on 22nd September and 26th September respectively.
Edwin Okon, who led the U-20 Women’s Team, Falconets, to the semi
finals of last year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, incidentally hosted
by Japan, will be assisted on this caretaker basis by Christopher
Danjuma, with Bala Mohammed as goalkeeper coach.
Ikpeme said: “The duo will have charge of the team for only the
friendly games, as substantive coaching crews for the Super Falcons,
Falconets (U-20) and Flamingos (U-17) will be constituted in due
The committee also recommended that the NFF Executive Committee
approve for four-time African Woman Player of the Year, Perpetua
Nkwocha to proceed on a coaching course.