Randy Waldrum: Super Falcons Coach Reacts to Dramatic ‘Juju’ Allegation During Nigeria vs Cameroon

Randy Waldrum: Super Falcons Coach Reacts to Dramatic ‘Juju’ Allegation During Nigeria vs Cameroon

Babajide Orevba
February 28, 2024 at 11:05 AM
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  • Randy Waldrum watched from the sidelines over allegations of 'juju' during Nigeria vs Cameroon
  • There was drama in the final minutes of the encounter as players of both teams engaged in a brawl
  • It was alleged that the Cameroonians wanted to resort to voodoo following their failure to score

The head coach of Nigeria's Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum, has disclosed that he does not understand the 'juju' drama involving the Super Falcons and their counterparts from Cameroon.

It was a fight to finish at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Monday as Nigeria managed a 1-0 win over their hard-fighting opponents.

Both teams played a goalless draw in Cameroon last Friday, but Nigeria won the reverse fixture three days later with a lone goal to reach the last phase of the Olympic qualifiers.

Randy Waldrum, Super Falcons, Nigeria, Cameroon, Paris 2024.
Randy Waldrum says he understands nothing about voodoo. Photo Credit: Chris Hyde.
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There was a mild drama in the second half in Abuja after a Cameroonian player allegedly attempted to plant ‘voodoo’ inside the Falcons goal goalpost.

Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie had been rock-solid in goal, denying the Indomitable Lionesses from finding the back of the net.

Cameroon had a free kick in the closing minutes of the encounter, and then Annie Enganemben was seen heading into the Nigerian net.

Nnadozie prevented her and forward Asisat Oshoala, and following the bizarre scenes, the player was shown a straight red.

Asked about his take after the Cameroonians resorted to voodoo, coach of the Nigerian side Waldrum responded via Punch:

“Yes it is true. I don't believe in voodoo so I don't know what that was all about.
“I have never seen it before but our players wouldn’t let them in our goal to use it.”

Esther Okoronkwo's effort was enough to hand the Nigerians victory as they now set up a clash with South Africa for a ticket at the Olympic Games in Paris.

Asisat Oshoala leaves Barcelona

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, left Barcelona Femini after five successful years at the Spanish club as a move to the United States of America's Bay FC is on the cards for the Nigerian.

The 29-year-old forward has been struggling to make the Barcelona starting line-up this season, making only four starts in 14 appearances for the reigning La Liga champions.

Bay FC, which will make its NWSL debut in 2024, will play their home games at PayPal Park in San Jose, California.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.