9ja FlavourNEWSWomen's Football

Former Super Falcons coach Edwin Okon to lead Ibom Angels FC promotion charge

In a strategic move to reclaim their position in the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL), former Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon was on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, introduced as head coach of Ibom Angels FC .

The Uyo-based club, determined to bounce back from last season’s relegation, aims to make a strong comeback in the upcoming Nigeria Women’s Championship backed by a compelling charge from the Akwa Ibom State Youth Development and Sports Commissioner at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday.

It was at the stakeholder meeting that Okon was introduced and spoke in the capacity as coach of the Nigeria Women’s championship bound Ibom Angels FC.

Coach Edwin Okon, born on October 19, 1970, brings a wealth of coaching experience to Ibom Angels, having previously served as the head coach of Rivers Angels where he won multiple NWFL titles plus FA cup successes.

His successful coaching career includes a remarkable achievement with the Super Falcons. Following Nigeria’s disappointing performance in the 2012 African Women’s Championship and the subsequent resignation of Coach Kadiri Ikhana, Okon was appointed as the interim head coach of the Super Falcons in 2013.

Under Coach Okon’s guidance, the Super Falcons clinched the 2014 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) title, showcasing his ability to lead teams to victory on the continental stage.

former Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon was on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, introduced as head coach of Ibom Angels FC .
KOBE, JAPAN – AUGUST 26: Okon Edwin (L), head coach of Nigeria speaks to Francisca Ordega (R) during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2012 group B match between Italy and Nigeria at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. (Photo by Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Despite the success, his tenure faced challenges, and Nigeria’s failure to advance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup led to Coach Okon’s dismissal by the Nigeria Football Federation. He was subsequently replaced by his assistant, Christopher Danjuma, on an interim basis.

Coach Edwin Okon is also recognized for his achievements with the Nigeria U-20 Women’s team, leading them to a commendable fourth-place finish at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Additionally, he boasts multiple Nigeria Women’s Football League titles, further attesting to his coaching prowess.

The appointment of Coach Edwin Edem Okon signals Ibom Angels’ commitment to revitalizing their squad and making a strong push for promotion in the upcoming campaign.

The State Government, SportsRation gathered has assured the team of its support to bring forth a successful journey in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Women’s Championship and a triumphant return to the NWFL.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x