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Despite intervention by Sports Minister Dare, Dennerby resigns as Falcons coach

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby has resigned from his position in the team, despite efforts of the Sports Minister to reconcile him with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The 60-year-old, who refused to show up for a reconciliation meeting arranged by the Minister Sunday Dare, excused himself from the Super Falcons’ last two games due to the dispute.

Dennerby, who led the Falcons to their 9th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) last year, still has a year left on his contract and should have led the team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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According to BBC Sport, Dennerby’s resignation letter cited unfulfilled contractual obligations including unpaid wages and a lack of both co-operation and accommodation in the country.

Under the Swedish gaffer, the Super Falcons reached the last 16 of this year’s World Cup in France and won last year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Appointed in January 2018 as a replacement for Florence Omagbemi, Dennerby also led the side to their maiden regional (Wafu) title in May as part of the build up to the World Cup.

In his absence, and under the guidance of caretaker manager Christopher Danjuma, the Falcons suffered a shock exit from the 2020 Olympic qualifying.

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