Omagbemi, ex Super Falcon head coach turns down NFF offer

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United States-based former Super Falcons head coach, Florence Omagbemi, has turned down an offer by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to return to the team’s technical crew.

Omagbemi captained the Super Falcons for 16 years and was head coach when the team won the African Women’s Nations Cup trophy at Cameroun 2016.

According to report, a source revealed that the position of an assistant coach was offered to her on Tuesday evening with the directive to relocate back to Nigeria from United States immediately.

The source said, “Omagbemi told a senior member of her family that she won’t accept the offer,” the source said.

“Not that she is not ready to return to coach the team; her complaint was that the order by the NFF that she must relocate from the United States immediately was too harsh. She felt the NFF did not want to give her the job in the first place.”

The source continues: “Omagbemi did not relocate from the U.S. before she led the Super Falcons to win the Women’s Nations Cup title in 2016. When she was appointed assistant coach to Falconets, Omagbemi did not relocate from the United States before she guided the team to the final of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan. So, why giving her such harsh condition when the NFF is not even giving her the position of the chief coach this time?”

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Information gathered reveals that three Americans and two European coaches have been shortlisted by NFF for the job.

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick said, “We are in final stages, and it will be concluded latest on Friday,” he said.

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