Kashimawo Laloko lambastes Nigerian Football Federation

Kashimawo Laloko lambastes Nigerian Football Federation
Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Oct 21, 2017. 13:00

Following the Nigerian Football Federation's announcement of Randy Waldrum as the new Women's Technical Adviser, the ex-technical Director of the NFF, Kashimawo Laloko, has lamented the decision.

Laloko said the appointment of a foreign adviser for the Super Falcons is a disservice to coach Florence Omagbemi.

The NFF announced the selection of American Waldrum on Thursday as the new technical adviser of the Super Falcons.

Before then, the football house had told the former coaches of the team, led by Omagbemi, to re-apply if they were still interested in their positions.


According to the Guardian website in Nigeria, Laloko said what the NFF did to Omagbemi was unjust and added that it was punishment for her perceived role in the protest over bonuses and match allowances by the Falcons.

They protested for monies following their victory at the 10th African Women Nations Cup in Cameroon last year.

“Our people have suspicious ways of doing things. Omagbami was in the Super Falcons as a player for a very long time," laments Laloko.

"I knew her back then with Jegede Babes.

“If you were asking people to reapply, it is the politics of the show that they want to play.

"This lady did a lot for this nation both as a player and a coach. Even after winning the trophy in Cameroun they still asked her to go.

"I think they simply wanted to find a way to eliminate her after the players’ demands."

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