Okobi blames Falcons woes on constant changing of coaches

    Johnny Edward

    Super Falcons star, Ngozi Okobi, says instability of coaches in the women’s national team has been their biggest problem, The PUNCH reports.

    Okobi noted that the constant changes in the technical crew had stalled the growth of the team in recent years.

    Recently appointed Falcons coach Randy Waldrum, an American, is the eighth coach that will manage the record African champions in the last decade.

    The previous coaches are Joseph Ladipo, Uche Eucharia, Kadiri Ikhana, Edwin Okon, Christopher Danjuma, Florence Omagbemi and Thomas Dennerby.

    “I’ve not been there for 20 years but the little time I’ve been with the team, the biggest problem is the frequent changing of coaches,” Okobi said.

    “You can’t get the best out of the team with someone who was not there with the team when it started off.

    “It’s not easy for the players, I must admit. By now we should be competing favourably with the Europeans, but that’s not the case.

    “African countries like Cameroon, Mali and South Africa are developing fast and catching up with the Falcons.”

    The reigning African champions have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the Olympics.

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