Pinnick apologizes to Super Falcons for inactivity


Its almost a year since Nigeria’s Super Falcons emerged Africa Women Champions and has became inactive since then. But it seems there is reprieve on the way for the team, if the discussions Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Melvin Pinnick had with BBC Sports on Tuesday is to be taken seriously.

Following the 1-0 triumph over Cameroon in 2016, the Super Falcons have been inactive ever since.

Reacting to criticisms from local media and players of the Super Falcons, Pinnick speaking to BBC Sport on Tuesday said: “I apologise to them publicly – we have been trying to intensify our efforts in rebuilding the Super Eagles [Nigeria’s men’s team] which we have done.

“Now we have secured the services of a foreign coach from America [Randy Waldrum] who is
going to resume next week.

“We have lined up a couple of matches for them and I have apologised to them because the truth
is we wanted to concentrate on the World Cup qualifiers [for the men] which was quite intense, ” he stated.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated their Cameroonian counterpart 1-0 in the final in Yaounde in 2016.

They will defend the trophy in Ghana in 2018.


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