FA Chairman urges NFF to train female national coaches abroad
Musa Talle, the Chairman of FCT Football Association (FA), has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to send national female team coaches overseas for training.
Talle made the call on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the Super Falcons’ victory at the just-concluded 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nation (AWCON) in Cameroon on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Super Falcon’s defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 1-0 to clinch the title for the eighth time.
Talle advised the NFF to send national female team coaches to foreign countries to acquire more knowledge on their job.
“I must confess that we have a set of good players in all the national female teams and they excel in any competition at the Africa continent.
“The Flamingoes and Falconets had good performances in the Africa qualifiers.
“They’re great but it’s at the World Cup we can’t stand those European countries, so our coaches need to coach these girls the way they train their counterparts in other countries.
“It is possible for Nigeria to be champions in the World Cup one day with adequate training.
“If we show more determination and if we are diligent in governing football, we will get there one day because a journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.
“We must start now to make the move,’’ Talle said.
Talle also told NAN that the Falcons had been doing the country proud whenever they represented the nation in any tournament.
“We praise them for a work well done; we need to celebrate them because they’ve done a great job with or without allowances.
“Kudos to the coaches and the technical crew as well as the players.
“We all saw the zeal in them, they are good citizens of Nigeria, the NFF should give them what they deserve so that they will be encouraged at future tournaments,’’ he said.
The FCT FA chairman added that NFF should organise international friendly matches for all the national female teams to ensure they remained first in the continent and in the world.