- The Nigerian Super Falcons are set to play in a friendly match with France on April 4
- The controversy surrounding the tie is that the Falcons are without a coach at the moment
- NFF President Amaju Pinnick confirmed the friendly match while speaking to newsmen
The Nigerian senior female popularly known as the Super Falcons have been scheduled for an international friendly game with France on April 4 in Paris.
The controversy that surrounds this game is that the African Champions are still searching for a coach after American Randy Waldrum rejected the opportunity to lead the team last month.
The April's friendly tie will be their first for the Falcons since winning the Women's Africa Cup of Nations in December 2016.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick confirmed the friendly in a statement said: "We have signed a contract for a friendly match with the women's national team of France for 4th April 2018 in Paris,"
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The match should prove a good test for the Super Falcons after France beat Ghana 8-0 in an October friendly.
The NFF president also revealed that the NFF will announce a permanent manager in a 'few weeks' to succeed Florence Omagbemi in the role.
He said: "It is unfortunate that the coach (Randy Waldrum) we had contacted and approved for the Super Falcons' job opted for something else before the contract was signed, but that is water under the bridge and we have moved on,"
"In a few weeks, we will unveil a highly qualified Coach for the team and we will then take it from there."
The first challenge before who ever will manage the Falcons will be the west African regional championship, the Wafu Women's Cup, in Ivory Coast scheduled for 10-24 February.
After that focus will switch to securing a qualifying spot at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana as they aim to retain their continental title.
The biggest challenge will be to seal qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France - in what could be Nigeria's eighth record appearance at the tournament.
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The Super Falcons are the only African team to have played in all of the Women's World Cup tournaments since 1991.
However they have failed to translate their continental dominance on the world stage, their best performance came in the USA in 1999 when they reached the quarter-finals.
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