Okon To Lead Falcons To Japan Friendly

Coach Edwin Okon

By: Gracious Akujobi

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 said 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 take 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 course.”
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.

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