Speaking after his side were once again soundly beaten by world champions USWNT (United States Women’s Team) in a friendly match last weekend, the 65-year-old American argued that he had little time to work with all the players called up, one of the challenges faced in preparing for the tournament, reports the Nigerian site ‘Footballlive.ng’.
On average, the Super Falcons play three international matches a year – the non-competition years – and first-team players are not always available, a situation that the Moroccan and South African FAs have nipped in the bud, said he declared.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to get our players together in time, as they are scattered all over the world,” he continued.
Aisni, Waldrum insisted that the Super Falcons need to meet more frequently, and especially the core team.
“Look at what Morocco and South Africa are doing, their teams meet regularly, so we have to bring our players together too,” said the American technician, recalling that “in Morocco, it was the first time that all the players I called came to the camp”.
The Super Falcons were dethroned as African Champions at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing to both South Africa and Morocco.
Waldrum, who took charge of the Nigerian women’s team in 2020, led the team to their first international tournament and finished fourth.