Former Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has taken up the coaching job of India’s U-17 women’s team.
The experienced tactitian, who once managed Sweden women, was appointed to take charge of the Indian teenagers, who will be hosts of next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The Swede helped the Super Falcons win the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana last year, and led the team to the 2019 World Cup, where they reached the knockout stages.
“I am extremely humbled and grateful to AIFF for giving me the responsibility to groom the team for the World Cup,” Dennerby told reporters.
“There are 12 months still left for the mega event and that with my experience of having coached in World Cups, Olympics, European Championships, I would be able to stitch them into a formidable team.
“The optimism and cooperation among all in the federation makes me feel we will achieve it together,” he added.
Dennerby quit his job with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) unceremoniously, citing lack of support and interference with his job as key reasons.
While the misunderstanding lasted, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made efforts to restore peace between both parties which proved abortive.
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