Monday, April 23, 2012

Nigeria Football Federation Set Target For Ikhana

New Super Falcons Head Coach Kadiri Ikhana has been  handed a tough task of qualifying the country's senior women football team, Super Falcons to the 2015 World Cup and at least placing third at the event.

Giving the charge at the unveiling of the coach in Abuja , NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, said Ikhana, who has a four-year contract with federation, also has the mandate to also qualify the female team to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro; in addition to winning the 2015 All Africa Games.

"We have a world-class coach in Kadiri Ikhana and we expect him to sustain our position as Africa's best by winning the next AWC, qualify Nigeria for the 2015 AAG and take Nigeria to within the top three positions at the next Women's World Cup; and I believe Kadiri Ikhana can do it," Maigari said.

Maigari lamented the dwindling fortunes of the nation's women football in recent time, especially the country's failure to qualify for the last All Africa Games in Maputo and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The NFF President, who expressed worry over the Falcons' poor outing at the global stage, despite winning the African title six times, said there was need for the country to improve on her performance at the world arena.

Responding, Ikhana promised to add value to the Falcons.

By Orkula Shaagee

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