NFF Hires Swedish Coach For Super Falcons
The Nigeria Football Federation has signed an agreement with top Swedish football coach, Thomas Dennerby, to take the role of Head Coach of eight –time African champions, Super Falcons.
The contract also enables Dennerby to come into the job with an assistant, Mr. Jorgen Petersson, another highly experienced Swedish coach nominated by Dennerby himself.
Dennerby, who spent nine years with Hammarby IF of Allsvesnkan and played in the European Cup in 1983 and 1985, won 34 caps for Swedish junior teams between 1975 and 1981.
He 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.
The appointment is in line with the pledge made by NFF President Amaju Pinnick to get a world –class coach to take the Super Falcons and other women national teams to the next level.
Shehu Dikko, NFF 2nd Vice President/Chairman of Strategy, told thenff.com why they settled for the Swedish gaffer.
He said: “The NFF decided to go for a coach of the calibre of Thomas 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.”
The Super Falcons, in the last one year, have been without a coach and been left inactive.
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