NFF Reappoints Dedevbo as Head Coach of the Falconets

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.”

Peter Dedevbo Led the Super Falconets to a Second-Place Finish at the 2014 Fifa Women's World Cup. Image: Getty.
Peter Dedevbo Led the Super Falconets to a Second-Place Finish at the 2014 Fifa Women’s World Cup. Image: Getty.

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.

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