The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the appointment of Amina Daura as the new Head of Women’s Football.
This was contained in a statement released by the head of NFF’s Communications Department, Ademola Olajire, on Friday.
According to the statement, the appointment followed the recommendation of Phillips Consulting, a recruitment firm employed by the NFF to shortlist the best candidate for the position out of 11 candidates, including seven Nigerians.
“Daura demonstrated a strong passion for the development of women’s football from grassroots to elite level. She was able to prove to the panel her capacity for stakeholder management and funding,” the statement said.
The new coach has over 15-years-experience in women football and last worked for Helping Hands Foundation for Child Education, an NGO.
Daura, who replaces Ruth David, is expected to oversee the development of women’s football across the nation, as well as provide technical support to Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Randy Waldrum.
“She will be responsible for increasing the participation of women in football at all levels. She will also be involved in developing opportunities for women in football with respect to grassroots education, performance and administration,” the NFF statement added.