Super Falcons Caretaker Coach Christopher Danjuma has expressed confidence that Nigeria Senior Female team, Super Falcons will soon bounce back to reckoning and reclaim their place as the front runner in Africa and globe.
Danjuma who gave the assurance while fielding questions from Nigerian Pilot Sports yesterday in Abuja, however absolved blame on the team’s not too impressive performance at the just concluded African Games in Congo.
While noting that he has accepted responsibility for how his side fared since he took over from Edwin Okon, Danjuma equally apologised for the inability of his team to pick Olympic ticket before heading for African Games.
“There is no need to make excuse or to blames any other person. All I have to say is that I apologise for the performance of the team both in Congo and while contesting for Olympic ticket. It’s true that many Nigerians expected a lot from us as African champions but that didn’t happen.
“We got to the point where we understood the fact that the professionals would not be coming. Nothing becomes an excuse, so I tried making the players on ground to get the desired result. You know these players are with their foreign club sides.
“The lesson we learnt after our defeat is to rebuild and reconstruct with whatever effort we had, tutor the players and raise them up technically and tactically.
“I’m hopeful with long term blueprint; the team will become a force to reckon with. What we need as a country to reduce dependence on established players who are playing outside and build a pool of players from the league, school competition and from other national teams in our country.”
Despite what earlier plans by the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to employ a foreign Coach for the team, Danjuma remained appreciative
“I want to say a big thank you to NFF for supporting the team all the way and for having confidence in me and giving me the responsibility of coaching and taking the Super Falcons to the AG with the expectation of winning.
“NFF has been very supportive throughout from the very beginning to this moment. There has not been a time I felt under pressure by my employers,” he added.
Falcons will not feature at the forthcoming 2016 Rio Olympics courtesy of Equatorial Guinea. The side were stopped by the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon for the 2012 London Olympics.

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