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Falcons coach Dennerby targets World Cup qualification

Following their qualification for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby, now shifts focus to ensuring a successful outing at the tournament to land World Cup ticket.

The Nigerian ladies thrashed their Gambian counterparts 6-0 on Monday to complete a 7-0 aggregate victory in the play-off tie that sealed their qualification for AWCON.

The 2018 AWCON would also serve as qualification for the 2019 World Cup in France as the top three teams from the continent will seal their spot in the FIFA tournament.

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Falcons, who won the 2016 edition of the tournament, will be heading to Ghana to defend their title come November, and Dennerby hopes the team will finish with a medal at the CAF showpiece.

Speaking to reporters after the Gambia rout, the coach said: “The expectation of this team is to qualify for the World Cup. The team constitute the best players from Africa. To qualify for the World Cup in France, we have to be among the best three teams in the Africa Cup of Nations.

“Hopefully we can have a successful outing in Ghana and after that we can talk about the World Cup.”

Ghana 2018 will be Dennerby’s second international assignment with the Super Falcons. He had led the players to WAFU Cup earlier this year and finished third position.

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