NFF appoints Swede, Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons coach

Thomas Dennerby

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Swede, Thomas Dennerby, as head coach of the country’s women’s team.

The 58-year-old has signed a deal until 2020 and replaces Florence Omagbemi, whose contract expired in 2016.

American, Randy Waldrum, had turned the role last year.

Dennerby managed Sweden’s women’s team from 2005-2012, guiding the side to third place at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany.

“The NFF decided to go for a coach of the calibre of Thomas Dennerby for three reasons,” said Shehu Dikko, the NFF vice-president.

“To sustain and enhance the Super Falcons’ dominance on the African scene.

“To take the Falcons and other women’s teams to the next level of challenging for laurels at global competitions like the Olympics and the World Cup.

“To generally lay the foundation for the real development of women’s football in our country.

“Dennerby will live in Nigeria most of the time and support the other women teams whenever he has the time,”

He will be assisted for his new role by compatriot Jorgen Petersson, 42.