Super Falcons To Face Ethiopia Without Waldrum

In his absence, assistant coaches Justin Madugu, Ann Agumanu-Chiejine and Auwal Makwalla will take charge of the team

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The Super Falcons will be without its Head Coach, Randy Waldrum, on Wednesday when they face the Ethiopian women’s national team for a spot in the 2024 women’s Olympic football tournament.

Waldrum, whose current contract ends October 31st, is negotiating his extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has personal commitments and could be available for the return leg in Nigeria.

In his absence, assistant coaches Justin Madugu, Ann Agumanu-Chiejine, and Auwal Makwalla will take charge of the team

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Nigeria’s coach Randy Waldrum attends a press conference at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on July 26, 2023, ahead of their match against Australia in the Women’s World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP)


Meanwhile, 19 players including Paris FC goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Oluwatosin Demehin, midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade and forward Asisat Oshoala had their first official training session on Tuesday afternoon at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital

Goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi and Monle Oyono, defenders Rofiat Imuran, Michelle Alozie, Nicole Payne, Akudo Ogbonna, Jumoke Alani and Comfort Folorunsho, as well as midfielders Esther Onyenezide, Toni Payne and Peace Efih, and forwards Uchenna Kanu, Gift Monday, Omorinsola Babajide and Opeyemi Ajakaye also joined the training session.

Only US-based forward Ifeoma Onumonu was being expected in Addis Ababa on Tuesday night.

Wednesday’s encounter at the Abebe Bekila Stadium will kick off at 3.30 pm Ethiopian time (1.30 pm Nigeria time).

The return leg has been scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 31st October 2023, with the winner on aggregate to square up to the winner of the Cameroon/Uganda fixture for a place in the final round of the qualification series.

Next year’s Olympic Games will be held from 26th July – to 11th August in Paris and a few other places in France.