Edwin Okon appointed Super Falcons caretaker head coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has named the former Falconets trainer as provisional gaffer of the senior female national team

The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Edwin Okon as the interim handler of the Nigeria senior female national team following a meeting held at the NFF secretariat on Tuesday.

The Super Falcons had been without a coach following the resignation of Kadiri Ikhana after a murky showing at the 2012 African Women Championship.

Okon, who led the national U-20 women’s team to the semi final of the last Fifa U-20, will be assisted by Plateau United coach Christopher Danjuma with Bala Mohammed as goalkeeper trainer.

Reacting to this development, Emmanuel Ikpeme hinted that their recommendation was made pending the approval of the NFF Executive Committee.

Edwin Okon will take charge of Super Falcons' international friendlies against Japan women’s national football team who are the reigning world champions billed for Nagasaki Prefectural Sports Park, Isahaya on Sepember 22 and four days later the second game will be played at Fukuda Denshi Arena,Chiba.