New Super Falcons Coach Dennerby arrives Nigeria

New Super Falcons Coach Dennerby arrives Nigeria

Newly appointed Swedish coach for the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby has arrived in the country this morning ahead of his official unveiling.

It is understood that Dennerby who coached the Swedish women’s national team for seven years and led them to a third-place finish at the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany arrived at the Abuja Airport, Tuesday morning.

He has been saddled with the responsibility of taking the African champions to another level, where they can compete for honours at the Fifa Women’s World Cup and the Olympics.


The 58-year-old Swedish coach is taking over from Florence Omagbemi with an ultimate responsibility of sustaining the team’s dominance in Africa.

He takes over from football legend, Florence Omagbemi who led the Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women’s Championship staged in Cameroon.

Dennerby coached the Swedish women’s national team for seven years and led them to a third-place finish at the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany.

He has been saddled with the responsibility of taking the African champions to another level, where they can compete for honours at the Fifa Women’s World Cup and the Olympics.

“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,” Shehu Dikko told NFF website.

The contract is until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in the initial, with the right for automatic renewal subject to meeting performance milestones as agreed. He will be in Nigeria very soon for the public unveiling.

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