US And England Born Nigerian Players Are Interested In The Super Falcons- Coach Waldrum

Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, has confirmed that, more players with Nigerian roots in the United States of America and England have shown interest in playing for the National team.

Despite the uncertainty over his future as the head coach of Nigeria’s women’s senior national team, Waldrum admitted he has been in contact with more US-based Nigerian players, who are eager to play for the Falcons.

“I’ve had some U-17 coaches reach out about players they have, a couple of really good U-20 players that are playing in the US that now want to be connected to Nigeria”.

“We also have those connections in England. There are a few players there that I’m already looking at to bring to the Olympics and so forth. I think it’s a huge plus,” he told AFP.

Speaking on the the FIFA women’s world rankings, where Nigeria is Placed it 40 place, Waldrum added that the team was underappreciated.

“I think we’ve shown that we’re a better team than 40th in the world”.

“I think we’re underestimated and under-appreciated”.

With his appointment in 2020, the tactician has paved way for the arrival of US-born Nigerian stars including; Ifeoma Onumonu, Michelle Alozie, Jennifer Echegini, Esther Okoronkwo, , Yewande Balogun, Toni Payne, and Nicole Payne

This players have all made their debuts for Nigeria falcons.

The nine-time African champions have made history in the ongoing FIFA women’s world cup in Australia and New Zealand as the only African female team to go past the group stages of a FIFA world cup without losing a game.

The Super Falcons will face England by 8:30am in the Round of 16 next Monday.

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