Super Falcons Technical Thomas Dennerby admits that the Super Falcons’ position as number one in Africa is under threat and insists the team must work hard to maintain their position on the continent.
After suffering opening day defeat in the hands of Bayana Bayana of South Africa at the 11th African Women’s Cup of Nations, Super Falcons bounced back to beat Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and South Africa to win their 9th continental title in Ghana.
However, the Falcons needed penalty shootout to see off the threat of Cameroon and South Africa in the semi-final and final respectively after the entire durations ended in stalemate.
Dennerby who is winning his first title with Nigeria believes that there are A lot of work to be done if Nigeria is to remain the best on the Continent.
“Of course we want to keep the standard of the team and keep being the best in this continent and to be the best, we have to need to be very humble and also understand that a lot of teams are working hard to come closer to us.
“So if we want to stay as number one, we need to work hard , have a lot of camps and come together on a regular basis, so we can prepare the team very well.
It’s six months to the World Cup , we have to do whatever we can to be good.” He told the media after Saturday’s final.
The former Sweden Women’s Manager added that his team delivered much better performance in the final than the opening game defeat to the Bayana Bayana.
“I think when we were in the 60 minutes into the game, I had the feelings that we will score because we had the game under control, they just had a few moments and I think we were closer to win the game that South African and I think it was much better than the first time we met.”He concluded.