Super Falcons Coach Randy Waldrum denies reports of sacking by NFF

Coach Randy Waldrum

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum said he was bemused by stories making the rounds in the media that he had been sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation, noting that his contract with the country is still running.

Appointed by the NFF in 2020, Waldrum led the Super Falcons to the 2022 WAFCON in Morocco as well as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

“I’m seeing reports that I’ve been sacked but my contract doesn’t end until October 31,” Waldrum told PUNCH Sports Extra.

With the NFF yet to decide on his extension, the American is still in line to be in the dugout when the Super Falcons face Ethiopia in a Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers between October 23-31.

Currently in the final phase of his contract, the American is still waiting to get a clear picture of a possible extension with the NFF while he has expressed his desire to lead the Falcons to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Many fans have also backed him to keep his job despite his soured relationship with his employers before the World Cup.

The NFF has said its technical committee will make a decision on the coach’s future soon.

Waldrum led the Falcons to a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2022 WAFCON in Morocco, which had his credentials questioned but he won the hearts of Nigerians again after leading the team to the round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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