The Nigeria Football Federation has today unveiled the new Super Falcons Foreign Coach, Thomas Dennerby.
At the event in Abuja, NFF president Amaju Pinnick was ably represented by Mallam Shehu Dikko, with other top NFF Chiefs including General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and the current Women African Footballer of the Year, Asisat Osoala.
Dennerby, who spent nine years with Hammarby IF of Allsvenskan 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.
He also served time as the 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.
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 (of competing creditably and for laurels at global championships)