Christopher Danjuma’s reign as interim coach of Nigeria’s women national soccer team could soon be over as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are reportedly deep in negotiation with Hesterine de Reus of the Netherlands.
The Super Falcons had last month failed to shed the garb of underachievement at the FIFA World Cup, where for the fourth consecutive time they crashed out in the first round of the global event drawing 3-3 with Sweden, losing 2-0 to Australia and bowing 1-0 to eventual champions the United States.
Though the NFF had promptly relieved Edwin Okon of his job as head coach and appointed his assistant as interim coach, the federation had given hints that it would be looking beyond the country’s shores for a new substantive head coach.
The NFF, it was learnt, are now in advanced talks with de Reus, who has handled Australia women’s team, to take over the Super Falcons.
The 53-year-old Dutch woman has also worked with the Dutch FA, PSV Eindhoven women’s team as well as the Jordan women’s team, leading them to win the 2010 Arabia Cup. “The NFF are in serious talks with Hesterine and it is hoped an agreement will be reached very soon,” a top source told AfricanFootball.com.