Super Eagles manager, José Peseiro was full of praise for his boys after their emphatic 6-0 victory over Sao Tome at the Uyo Nest of Champions last weekend. Peseiro told reporters after the match that he instructed his players to go all out despite the fact that they had already landed in Côte d’Ivoire for next year’s AFCON even before the game. “I want to salute the players for playing to instruction. I told them to go for goals and give the fans something to cheer and I m happy they did,” Peseiro said. It would be noted that after pummelling Sao Tome away by 10-0 early this year, the Super Eagles went on rampage again at home winning 6-0 at the Uyo Nest of Champions last Sunday night.
The encounter which the Eagles really didn’t need having qualified for AFCON with a game to spare was watched by a capacity crowd. Coach Peseiro had a full compliment of his foreign legion as he used the encounter to fine tune strategies for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which begins November against Lesotho. Osimhen was the toast of the Uyo fans with his hattrick. The other strikers that found the back of the net were Haruna Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi and substitute Chukwueze.
Super Falcons’ Job: NFF mandates Technical Committee to discuss with Waldrum
The Nigeria Football Federation has mandated its Technical Committee to hold discussions with Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Randy Waldrum, with a view to extending the latter’s contract with the NFF. Waldrum steered the ninetime African champions to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand, with the Super Falcons unbeaten in regulation time in any of their four matches, before a penalty shootout defeat by England. “We have given the Technical Committee the go-ahead to hold talks with Randy Waldrum as we consider an extension of his current contract with the NFF. They have to do this quickly as the team has a Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match next week. “The man has done well by leading the team to an impressive outing at the FIFA World Cup,” NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, said on Tuesday.
Waldrum signed a two-year contract with Africa’s darling women’s team in 2021, during which he led them to qualify for the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Down Under. Playing in Australia, the Super Falcons held Olympic champions Canada to a scoreless draw in Melbourne, defeated co-hosts Australia 3-2 in Brisbane and were again held scoreless by Republic of Ireland. In the Round of 16, they had the better of the game but it ended scoreless in regulation and extra time, forcing the encounter into a penalty shootout in which the Falcons were second best.