Super Falcons Olympic Ouster: Nigerians Lambast NFF, Call For Danjuma’s Sack
Nigeria football followers have lampooned the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for being insensitive to national course following the elimination of the team from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The football enthusiasts who expressed their feelings on Twitter, called for the sack of the interim coach of the side, Christopher Danjuma arguing that he lacks the technical acumen to lead the team.
Theophilus Akhimie @theoakhimie said “Falcons can’t beat Cote d’ivoire? Imagine, that’s how other teams are catching up on Nigeria. When teams like the USA, France, England are improving, we are decline (Declining). No technical improvement at all. You see other female teams improving their game, we are busy lower(ing) standards.
Мartiηs @iamdynamique “This is what you get when you pushed away a good tactical coach to accommodate a mediocre coach cos of greediness. This is bad for Nigeria football especially for the women soccer in the country🤦🏾♂️. Time to shift my attention to @Banyana_Banyana
“Local coach wey dey collect bribe.. Imagine making Oshoala the team captain. Leaving out players like Ayinde, Oparonozie, Chikwelu, Ebi & co.. Everything about Naija is just tiring in all sector. Awon politician ole, Barawo
“I agree with you, all of them na scam. They forced coach Dennerby out of the team to appoint one Mr Danjuma. Check
@thenff handle, they followed the match until the 57th and they stopped since it’s looking like the team won’t make it to the Olympics”
Shallom#S3 @2hbdj “Pinick’s efcc case has made him an easy pawn for the gladiators to penetrate our football administration. Its either “Yes sir or his files are reopened.” It would be a long season of compromise as the green pitches turn to yellow!”
Always Ready @onos1871took a different view and laid the blame on the players saying “I think the players should also share parts of the blame. You watched on as @thenff take away your coach and bring in a Danjuma who failed to qualify you for Rio 2016 Olympic. There should be some form of resistance from these girls to keep the nff on check.”
Ipadeola Abiodun @diego4milan “That coach is a setback to our football, Ebere jersey nos (numbers) 4 and Ordega were not in the match but he kept them in the game and pulled out Ajibade, it took us up to 15mins to cross our own half after Ajibade left the field. Just get them a better coach Simple.”
Lionel Munam @LionelMunam_ng noted “Next week own that is CHAN 2020, they are out already… Togo will finish them in Asaba
For the u-23 AFCON (which also serves as the Olympic qualifier, they will be booted out in the group phase 😂”
Eromose Ileso @EromoseIleso blamed coach Danjuma for relying on foreign-based players when the local players did the job against Algeria previously. “The hungry #NWFL players that defeated Algeria away from home in the 1st leg 1st round should have been used more. These foreign legions messed up big time from their unconvincing performances starting from the 2nd leg against Algeria & this shambles.”
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu @ChiemekaEmee “I SAID IT!! I said it, didn’t I? I warned the NFF to leave Thomas Dennerby alone to do his job, but no one listened. That means the Falcons will miss the Olympics for the 3rd time running! I warned about Danjuma, but no one listened to me. They deserve what they got!
Michael Flair 🇳🇬 @Justus_mj “I knew that coach is a scam. He is not good at all. Sack him and drag him to court.
OwolabiLekan_ #NoToCrimeAgainstHumanity 🇳🇬 “This is embarrassing to say the least, we are the defending champs of Africa and can’t qualify on two legged tie? That’s really poor!!!
GetMotivatedNaija @getmotivatedng “Why is NFF bringing disrepute to our hitherto thriving and successful Female team we used to brag about, its unforgivable that we have not made it to Olympics for many years now, rercuiting mediocres like this current coach is the reason. When are we going to get it right? Sad!”
Super Falcons Monday crashed out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifying race after playing a 1-1 draw at home with Cote d’Voire. The Ivoirians progressed to the last stage of the qualifiers on away goal.