Thomas Dennerby is the newly appointed head coach of Nigeria’s senior national women’s football team, Super Falcons.

Dennerby was unveiled to the public in Abuja on Tuesday. There are lots of expectations, one of which is to improve the team’s performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Taking up the challenge, Dennerby said he believes in hard work.

“I am ready for the opportunity and the challenge of working with an amazing team like the Super Falcons. 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.

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“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."

Dennerby and his assistant Jorgen Petersson will be working with other Nigerian assistants - Oni Olanrewaju Wemimo (Assistant Coach); Maureen Mmadu (Assistant Coach); Taiwo Omobolanle Tundun (Goalkeepers' Trainer 1) and; Precious Dede (Goalkeepers' Trainer 2).

Dennerby 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.

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 assistant, Petersson, has worked with several top Swedish clubs and was assistant coach of the Swedish U23 women team between 2006-2012.

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