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Super Falcons get new coach Dennerby

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed an agreement with top Swedish football coach, Thomas Dennerby, to take the role of Head Coach of the women national team, Super Falcons.

According to a statement on the official website of the football house, the 2nd Vice President/Chairman of Strategy, Shehu Dikko revealed that the NFF chose Dennerby for three reasons.

“To sustain and enhance the Super Falcons’ dominance on the African scene.

“To take the Falcons and the other women teams to the next level of challenging for laurels at global competitions like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.

“And to generally lay the foundation for the real development of women’s football in our country”, said Dikko.

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Dennerby, who coached the Swedish Women’s Senior Team between 2005 and 2012, during which they played at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2007 and 2011 FIFA World Cup finals, winning bronze at the latter tournament, also served time as youth coach for Stockholm FA and worked in various capacities for former club Hammarby between 1993 and 2001.

More recently, he did scouting and analyses for the Swedish FA at the 2013 and 2017 European Championships, the 2016 Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Dennerby’s contract also enables him to come into the job with an assistant, Mr. Jorgen Pettersson, another highly experienced Swedish coach nominated by Dennerby himself.

“Dennerby will live in Nigeria most of the time and support the other women teams whenever he has the time,” Dikko added.

The NFF statement also noted that three coaches will be appointed to work with Dennerby and Petersson, and that they will be announced soon.

 

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