Head coach of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon has been recommended by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical and Development Committee as the caretaker coach of the Super Falcons.
The senior national women football team, the Super Falcons have been without a substantive coach since November when coach Kadiri Ikhana resigned shortly after their dismal performance at the African Women Championship (AWC) in Equatorial Guinea.
After a meeting of the Technical and Development (T&D) Committee in Abuja on Tuesday, the acting general secretary of the committee, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme, disclosed that the constitution of a caretaker coaching crew for the Falcons was necessitated in light of two upcoming international friendly matches against the world champions, Japan in two Japanese cities on September 22 and 26.
Edwin Okon led the Under-20 women’s team, the Falconet to the semi-finals of last year’s Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan. He is to be assisted by Christopher Danjuma and goalkeeper coach, Bala Mohammed.
The coaches are expected to take charge of the friendly games before the NFF body constitutes substantive coaches for the whole national women’s team.
“The duo will take charge of the team for only the friendly games as substantive coaching crews for the Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes (U17) will be constituted in due course,” Ikpeme said.
The committee also recommended that the NFF executive committee approve for four-time African Women Player of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha to proceed on a coaching course.