By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum will be in charge of the team for the first leg of CAF Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) Morocco 2024 qualifier match against Saò Tome and Principe senior women’s football team in Lagos next weekend.
This clarification was made by the NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusua in his office at Sunday Dankaro House, Abuja on Tuesday during an exclusive chat with Prompt News.
He revealed that Waldrum’s existing contract will run out on October 31and for this reason he is under obligation to lead Super Falcons against Saò Tome and Principe.
According to the NFF boss, the American gaffer will be paid for the months of September and October by the federation hence he will be expected to work for his money to justify the pay.
Gusua insists that NFF is still following through the terms of the existing contract with the coach, pointing out that the federation has neither sacked nor handed Waldrum a new contract contrary to reports in some section of the media.
Meanwhile, with few days to the first leg encounter between Nigeria and Saò Tome and Principe in Lagos, Waldrum is yet to contact the NFF nor released the list of players expected to prosecute the first round qualifier matches which will hold in the weekend of September 18 to 28 and second round from November 27 to December 5, 2023.
Prompt News reports that should the Super Falcons scale through the Saò Tome and Principe hurdle, the former African champions will face the winner of the first round ties between Cape Verde and Liberia in the second round. READ ALSO:
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The winner of Nigeria/ Saò Tome and Principe versus Cape Verde and Liberia match will seal a place in WAFCON final just as qualifiers will consist of 2 rounds of home and away matches between September and December 2023 to determine 12 teams that will qualify for WAFCON Morocco 2024 final.
The qualifiers for the biggest women’s football competition in Africa will start on Monday, September 18 with two games involving Equatorial Guinea and Libya women’s football team as well as
Guinea Bissau and Congo Brazzavile women’s football team.