Newly appointed coach of the Nigerian Female football team Thomas Dennerby says he is ready for the challenge of working with the Super Falcons
Dennerby, a former Coach of the Women’s National Team of Sweden was appointed as coach of the Super Falcons last week and unveiled at a public presentation at the conference centre of the National stadium complex, Abuja on Tuesday
The 58 year old Swede coached the Swedish Women’s Senior Team between 2005 and 2012, during which the team played at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2007 and 2011 FIFA World Cup finals, winning bronze at the latter tournament.
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
“I am ready for the opportunity and the challenge of working with an amazing team like the Super Falcons” Dennerby is quoted as saying on the NFF website
“I believe we can all work together to close the gap between them and the big women football –playing nations of the world.”
“I believe in hard work. I am happy to be here and we are going to work together for the success of the team.”
Every individual player of the team is important, but the cohesion of the team is paramount.
“I will be placing a serious demand on the players to give their best in training, physical fitness and in every competition.”
“My philosophy is to develop the players and to work with the backroom staff.” He concluded
Dennerby and Petersson will be working with the following Nigerian assistants: Oni Olanrewaju Wemimo (Assistant Coach); Maureen Mmadu (Assistant Coach); Taiwo Omobolanle Tundun (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 1) and; Precious Dede (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 2).