NIGERIA: PROFILE OF HEAD COACH THOMAS DENNERBY

NIGERIA: PROFILE OF HEAD COACH THOMAS DENNERBY

Nationality: Sweden

Age: 59 (13 August 1959)

An experienced trainer who led the Damlandslaget-Sweden women's national team- to two FIFA Women's World Cup and finished in third position at the 2011 finals held in Germany.

He was also in charge of the team at the 2009 UEFA European Women's championship bowing out at the quarters as well as two Olympic Games where they reached the quarterfinals at Beijing in 2008 and four years later in London.

Dennerby is the second expatriate to handle the Super Falcons after Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere, who led the team to their maiden appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. And the Swede admitted his work is cut out at the 2018 AWCON in Ghana, which doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with the top three teams guaranteed tickets for the event to be staged in France.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football

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