As a fallout of the Super Falcons inability to progress from the group stages of the ongoing Women’s World Cup, sources within the Nigerian Football Federation have claimed that the chief coach of the Falcons, Eucharia Uche, may be axed immediately after the World Cup.
A reliable source in the Football Federation told LEADERSHIP SPORTS that the Federation had wanted to remove Uche after she led the country to win the Nations Cup in South Africa because they were not comfortable with her technical capabilities and felt that the team won the cup with little technical input from her but from the quality of players that Nigeria paraded at the tournament.
The source further stated that the only reason Coach Uche succeeded in leading the Falcons to the World Cup in Germany was because of the immense pressure on the egg heads of the Football Federation by powerful lobbyists and stakeholders, so, failure at the World Cup was not an option for her. The federation expected her to take the team as far as the quarter finals but with the two defeats to France and favourites, Germany, her days as chief coach are numbered. The source in the football federation claims that the NFF hierarchy has already started behind the scene moves to look for a capable replacement.
Uche Eucharia has answered her critics by saying that she is switching her attention to preparations for the Olympics and that her team is improving, “we lost 8– 0 to Germany in a friendly before the World Cup and 1- 0 during the World Cup, I am convinced that with a little input, we can rule the world.”