7 Jul 2015

Nigeria in talks with Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus to take over Super Falcons

Nigeria are in advanced talks with Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus, who has handled Australia women’s team, to take over the Super Falcons.

The 53-year-old 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.

Also on her CV are her stints with the Netherlands U15,U16 and U19 women’s teams between 2002 and 2010.

Over a decade, she won 43 caps for her native country.

“The NFF are in serious talks with Hesterine and it is hoped an agreement will be reached very soon,” a top source said.

Coach of Sweden to the recent Women’s world Cup in Canada, Pia Sundhage, was also being considered to take over the African champions.

But she later said she did not consider herself good enough for the post.

Nigeria are shopping for a top-rated coach for Falcons after the country failed to again go past the group stage of the World Cup in Canada despite the quality and class of players in the team.

Rivers Angels coach Edwin Okon has been fired and Chris Danjuma has been appointed in a temporary capacity.

Credit: Vanguard

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