Thomas Dennerby 'abandons' Super Falcons after accusing NFF officials of interference

Thomas Dennerby 'abandons' Super Falcons after accusing NFF officials of interference

- Thomas Dennerby could walk out of his contract with the NFF

- The Swedish born tactician reveals some members of the federation are interfering with his job

- Dennerby won AWCON title for the Super Falcons last year

Nigeria's senior women national team coach Thomas Dennerby is on the verge of walking out of his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.

The 60-year-old tactician was said to have revealed that some influential members of the country's football governing body were interfering with his job.

Dennerby, who led the Super Falcons to Africa Women Cup of Nations triumph, guided the team to 3-0 aggregate win over Libya in the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers.

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A source close to the coach revealed that the cabal are deliberately frustrating the efforts of the coach for their selfish reasons.

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"Dennerby complained that some NFF officials were making his job difficult for some selfish reasons.

"These officials ensured that some players, who complained that they were being owed allowances and winning bonuses, were shut out of the national team.

"These officials wield enormous power in the women teams.

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"He got angry that these people have taken their activities to his team selection and decided the best thing to do was to go away.

"But we are trying to talk to him and address his concerns in the interest of the nation,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the sports minister Sunday Dare, has confirmed his intervention in the matter involving the coach and the federation.

"I have personally stepped into the matter of Thomas Dennerby, the Coach of Super Falcons. I received a brief this morning and will proceed to seek a quick resolution to ensure he continues to Coach Nigeria’s female team.

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"An hour ago I had a constructive conversation on the telephone with Super Falcons Coach Dennerby in Sweden.

"I have also spoken with the NFF leadership. We are working to resolve the issues in the interest of football development."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Falcons are through to the third round of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers following their 1-0 win over Algeria at the Agege Stadium.

Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute after benefiting from a quick counter-attacking run in the second half.

The former Arsenal and Liverpool ladies' forward made a solo run into the opponent's danger zone from the right side and then send the ball to the left angle of the goal post.

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