After a dismal FIFA Women's World Cup, Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon has been relieved of his duties.
Okon led the Super Falcons to the World Cup in Canada where they crashed out in the first round and his contract has not been renewed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Okon's girls could not win a single game in the World Cup, drawing one and losing two.
In a statement by the Chairman of the Nigeria Technical and Development Committee, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, he praised Okon for the job he has done and revealed that Christopher Danjuma who was an assistant to Okon will be the temporary coach of the Super Falcons.
“We commend Okon and his crew for the services rendered to the country and they did well to reclaim the African Women Championship title for the country in Namibia in October 2014 thus qualifying the team for the Women’s World Cup in Canada," Anyasi-Aguw is quoted to say by the NFF website.
“Mr Christopher Danjuma will now take over the team in acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive coaching crew which process is ongoing.”
Danjuma has been enjoined with the task of qualifying for the women’s football event of the 2016 Olympics billed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“The team will soon move to Port Harcourt to get used to the pitch on which it will play Equatorial Guinea in the third round of the Olympics qualifiers. The NFF will provide everything that the needs to succeed,” said Anyansi-Agwu
Danjuma’s first fgame in charge will the against Equatorial Guinea in the first leg of the Olympics Games qualifiers in Port Harcourt on Saturday, July 18.