NFF to resist PTF for Falcons
Posted: 22 November 2010 Time: 6:53 am
Plans by the National Sports Commission to convince the Presidency to set up a Presidential Task Force to help the Super Falcons in their World Cup preparation is set to meet with resistance from the NFF.
Soon after receiving the Falcons in Abuja, there were reports that the Presidency had been advised to set up a task force similar to the one set up for the Super Eagles.
But, mindful of the pitfalls which followed that group, the NFF are unwilling to tread that path again.
"We cannot go down that route again," a top member of the board said. "We all saw what happened with the Super Eagles, when the PTF came in and decided to take the credit for the successes of the team, but were quick to pass the blame for any mistakes on the NFF.
"We don’t want a similar distraction. Any assistance to the girls can still come through the NFF, we don’t need a PTF anymore."
The Super Falcons are due to fly out to Germany on Monday ahead of a friendly match with the German women's national team as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup.
Head coach Uche Eucharia and team captain Precious Dede are expected to stay behind for the Final Draws, which take place on November 29 and also inspect and select facilities.