Fans have harshly criticized the 65-year-old after his team lost to Copper Queens and missed out on the bronze medal.

After losing 1-0 to Zambia in the third-place play-off match on Friday at Stade Mohammed V, Nigeria’s participation in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations came to an end without earning a medal.

The Copper Queens were able to win the bronze medal and hand the Super Falcons another another loss in the Morocco competition thanks to an own goal by goalie Chiamaka Nnadozie after she failed to stop a fierce effort from Evarine Katongo.

The Super Falcons, who were the defending champions going into the competition, lost their opening Group C match to South Africa 2-1 before coming back to upset Botswana 2-0 and then thrash Burundi 4-0 to go to the quarterfinals.

In the round of eight, they were paired with Cameroon, whom they defeated 1-0. They next faced the Moroccan hosts, who ended their quest for the championship by defeating them 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 tie after regular and extra time.

A variety of fans have expressed their displeasure with the team’s performance on social media and demanded that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) immediately fire American coach Randy Waldrum and employ a local tactician in his place.

Below is how fans reacted to Nigeria’s defeat against Zambia.

Another set of supporters have questioned how Nigeria will perform at the World Cup if Waldrum remains as the coach.

Meanwhile, the set of supporters blamed the 65-year-old’s tactics for the Super Falcons’ disastrous outing in Morocco.

While another admitted Nigeria’s standards had gone down under Waldrum and NFF led by Amaju Pinnick.

Another supporter requested that Perpetual Nkwocha be added to the technical bench to assist Waldrum, and a third advocated for Florence Omagbemi to be appointed team manager.

In September, Nigeria will turn its attention to two friendlies against the United States. The first game will take place at Children’s Mercy Park on September 3, and the second one will take place at Audi Field on September 7.

They will play Japan in another friendly at Misaki Park Stadium on October 6.

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