The Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, has cried out over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over their failure to pay coaches, owning himself and his staff over 14 months salary and some players’ salary since 2 years ago. With just 15 days until the Women’s World Cup, the Nigeria women’s team coach made his displeasure known while talking on “The Whistle podcast”.
According to him, “Up until about 3 weeks ago, I had been owed a 14-month salary, and then they paid 7 months salary. We still have players that haven’t been paid since two years ago, when we played the Summer series in the USA. It is a travesty”.
“I am not going to be quiet anymore. In October, every country was given $960,000 from FIFA to prepare for the World Cup. Where is that money? FIFA allows your staff to have up to 22 people, but we only have 11. We don’t have scouts to watch the teams in our group or potential opponents.”
Furthermore, the Women’s Team head coach called out the NFF response to his initial podcast as a “Childish Response”. He said, “I saw the NFF response to my previous comments on the other podcast, and it just seemed like a really childish response. In the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been here, I have never had one time that the federation came to me and asked What DO YOU need, COACH ?”.
Notwithstanding the shallow display from the NFF, the Super Falcons Head coach claimed that the players are the ONLY reason he’s still pushing out In his words, he said “What keeps me going is the players; otherwise, I would have worked away from this job a long time ago”.
Now, With just 14 days to go until the women’s World Cup, The Coach’s Comments on the NFF have spawned lots of comments and reactions from Nigerians, with most throwing bricks of criticism at the NFF. Questions that hit hard on the public are “Where is all this Money going?” and “How would the team succeed if proper welfare, preparation, and financial support were not pumped onto the team “.