Peter Dedevbo has been handed a fresh ‘term’ as head coach of the Nigeria Under-20 Women’s national team by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Recommendations by the Technical and Development Committee that Dedevbo, who led the Falconets to a runners-up berth at the 2014 Fifa U-20 World Cup, be retained was approved by president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, on Wednesday, pending ratification by the Executive Committee.
“The Peter Dedevbo-led crew did well to get the Falconets to the final of the U-20 World Cup in Canada last year. Most of his players have been snapped up by the senior team, which shows that he built a good team,” chairman of the Technical and Development Committee Felix Anyansi-Agwu is quoted as saying on TheNFF.com.
“We will give the crew all the support that is necessary to qualify the Falconets for the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, and for the team to go there and win the trophy.”
Toyin Ayinla, Wemimo Matthew Olarenwaju and Auwal Bashar also returns with the technical crew of the side.
The Nigeria U-20 begins qualification for the 2016 Fifa World Cup against Liberia next month.
Dedevbo also led the U-17 Women’s National team to the quarter-finals of the Fifa World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 and Azerbaijan in 2012.