By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Former national women’s team coach Dan Evumena has said that Edwin Okon failed to live up to his vow to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup in Canada because of arrogance and immaturity on the job.
Evumena regarded as one of the best coaches in women’s football told Complete Sports that the appointment of Okon as Super Falcons coach was not done on merit as the Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt handler was picked because he had a relationship with a very influential member of the past NFF board.
"Okon has barely been on the job for five years when he was given the U-20 job which saw him leading the team to the last four after Nigeria lost in the final in previous tournament. And I thought he was not ripe to coach the Super Falcons but the NFF asked him to move to move to the team after Kadiri Ikhana was fired,” he said.
"After winning the African Women’s Championship, Okon became swollen headed and felt he has done an impossible thing. Then arrogance set in and he challenged whoever criticised his methods and was demanding to be treated like the Super Eagles coaches. My brother that was why he failed in Canada" the former Delta Queens coach stated.
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