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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Things you need to know about Thomas Dennerby, New coach of Super Falcons


Thomas Dennerby is the newly appointed coach of the Nigeria senior women national team, the Super Falcons.
He takes over from football legend, Florence Omagbemi who led the Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women’s Championship staged in Cameroon.

There are some things we need to know about the new coach Thomas Dennerby.
He was born on 13 August 1959 (58 years old) in
Enskede, Sweden.
Dennerby was previously a player in Hammarby IF and Spårvägens IF, as well as the national U21 team of Sweden.
He has also worked as a police officer.
He has coached different club sides like Djurgårdens, Hammarby If and also managed the Swedish women’s national team for seven years(2005 - 2012) during which the team played at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and he led them to a third-place finish at the 2011 Fifa Women's World Cup in Germany.

He also served time as youth coach for Stockholm FA and worked in various capacities for former club Hammarby between 1993 and 2001 .
More 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 .

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 and; to generally lay the foundation for the real development of women’s football in our country,” Shehu Dikko told NFF website.
“Dennerby will live in Nigeria most of the time and support the other women teams whenever he has the time. 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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