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Ordega prefers a foreign coach for Super Falcons

Ordega prefers a foreign coach for Super Falcons

Forward Francisca Ordega has expressed her opinions on who she prefers to take over the job for the Nigerian Women’s National team.

The 26-year-old who plays for Shanghai Shenua in China has disclosed that a foreign coach will be more suited to handle the Super Falcons job than a local coach after the exit of Swede Thomas Dennerby.

Ordega tola SavidNews.com, “I think home-based players always find it difficult to play under foreign coaches at first.”

“It’s just the same way I had difficulty adapting to a foreign coaching system for the first time in Europe.

“Having played under both a local and foreign coach, I would say I prefer foreign to our home-based coach.

“Foreign coaches are more exposed and way ahead in terms of handling training, giving instructions, understanding the basics of the game, using modern training facilities, mentality and have an unbiased relationship with players.

“I am not saying the home-based coaches are bad, just that the foreign ones are more exposed and understand football better.

“I am nobody to decide for NFF and I am good to play under any coach be it home-based or foreign.

“However, if I am to chose, I will go with a foreign coach. For the same reason, most Nigerians choose foreign products over home-based products.”

Ordega has represented the Super Falcons at all levels from U17, U20 and senior level with appearances at FIFA Women’s Wold Cups in 2011 and 2015.

She was part of the Nigerian squad who won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick announced recently that a coach for the Super Falcons will be appointed soon and attributed the current covid-19 pandemic for the delay.

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