Thomas Dennerby as been named as the head coach of the Super Falcons, Nigeria’s national women’s team. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the top Swedish head coach with a contract that allows him to come to the job with an assistant.
Dennerby nominated Jorgen Petersson, who is a well-experienced coach for the role. NFF vice president, Shehu Dikko reveals that there were reasons behind the decision to hire a foreign coach for the Super Falcons. A major reason is to enable the Super falcon’s challenge for global competitions and also develop women football in the country. However, The Super Falcons coach is also charged with sustaining their dominance on the African scene.
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Dennerby will live in Nigeria most of the time and support the other women teams as well. The contract runs until the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. There may be an automatic renewal subject to meeting performance milestones as agreed. The new coach of the Super Falcons will be in Nigeria very soon for the public unveiling. The Nigerian women national will start preparations for the upcoming WAFU Cup in Ivory Coast.
Thomas Dennerby was former coach of Hammarby IF playing in the European cup in 1983 and 1985. He also won 34 caps for Swedish Junior teams between 1975 and 1981. He was also the coach of the Swedish women’s national team in which he played at the 2008,2012 Olympics and 2007, 2011 world cup finals. However, Petersson was assistant coach of the Swedish U23 women team between 2006-2012. He has worked with top Swedish teams including Malmo FF, Kalmar FF, and Linkoping Fc.