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NFF Appoints New Women's Football Head

The Nigeria Football Fed eration (NFF) has con firmed the appointment of Amina Daura as its new head of women's football. She replaces Ruth David, according to a statement signed by Ademola Olajire, head of NFF's Communications Department. 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. "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. According to the NFF, a total of 11 candidates were interviewed for the position, including seven Nigerians. The new coach has over 15 years' experience in women football and last worked for Helping Hands Foundation for Child Education, a non- governmental organization. Daura, who is also a United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, 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. Besides, the new coach will also be involved in developing opportunities for women in football with respect to grassroots education, performance and administration.

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