Randy Waldrum Signs New Contract Extension As Super Falcons Coach
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By Amaechi Agbo
Randy Waldrum has signed a new contract extension to remain as the Super Falcons Coach, it has been understood.
The American who took the nine-time Africa champions to the Round 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand signed the contract recently.
The details of his new contract were not available at press time but it was reliably gathered that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF is yet to sign their own part of the contractual agreement.
“I am reliably informed that Coach Waldrum has signed the Super Falcons contract extension the NFF has offered him,” sports journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana disclosed on Monday.
It was not clear why the NFF is dilly-dallying in signing their own part. Waldrum’s initial contract with the NFF expired in October last year.
The Super Falcons have crucial 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers to play next month.
“Is there any reason the NFF have not signed their own part of the deal? They have a decisive at Paris 2024 Olympics qualifier against Cameroon in February. The Falcons have not played in the Olympics since 2008″, Obayiuwana worried.
The contract extension deal is taking almost three months, since his initial offer ended in October, and almost six months since the end of Nigeria’s World Cup run in August.
The Falcons will face Cameroon in the third round of the Olympic Games qualifying campaign between the 19th and 28th of February after they defeated Ethiopia 5-1 on aggregate in the second round.
Only two teams will represent Africa at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Having missed out from the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Super Falcons are eager to stage a comeback in Paris