The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as the head coach of the Super Falcons in an acting capacity, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced..
The Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, made the announcement in Abuja on Monday.
Anyansi stated that Danjuma's appointment was as a result of coach Edwin Okon's contract expiration with the team.
Danjuma was an assistant to Okon at the Women's World Cup, where the Falcons crashed out in the first round.
“We commend Okon and his crew for the services rendered to the country, and they did well to reclaim the African Women's Championship title for the country in Namibia in October 2014, thus qualifying the team for the Women’s World Cup in Canada," Anyansi was quoted on the NFF website.
“The contract given to the crew has elapsed with the Women’s World Cup in Canada. Mr. Christopher Danjuma will now take over the team in acting capacity, pending the appointment of a substantive coaching crew, for which the process is ongoing.”
Anyansi also promised that the NFF will give the new head coach and his crew all the backing to qualify for the football tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“The team will soon move to Port Harcourt to get used to the pitch on which it will play Equatorial Guinea in the third round of the Olympics qualifiers. The NFF will provide everything that they need to succeed.”
Danjuma’s first assignment will be against Equatorial Guinea, which comes up in Port Harcourt on Saturday, 18th July.