Thomas Dennerby resigns as Super Falcons head coach

Thomas Dennerby resigns as Super Falcons head coach

- Thomas Dennerby has parted ways with the Super Falcons

- The 60-year-old blamed his resignation on unpaid wages and lack of co-operation from NFF

- Dennerby won AWCON title in his first year in charge of the nation's women national team

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has walked out of his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Swedish born tactician sent his resignation letter to the country's football body having stayed away from the team in their last two matches.

The 60-year-old was not the coach at the stands when the eighth time AWCON queens crashed out of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers after losing to Ivory Coast on away goals rule.

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BBC Sport reports that Dennerby turned down a chance to reconcile his differences with the NFF when new sports minister Sunday Dare called for a meeting.

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Although, the manager's contract is due to expire next year, the Swede claimed unpaid wages among others were his reasons for refusing to see out his contract.

He also insisted that he does not have the co-operation of some of the NFF members, while his failure to get accommodation in the country are other reasons.

"Mr Dennerby has sent his resignation letter to the NFF and this doesn't surprise anyone because he decided to stay away from the team last month," a top NFF official told BBC Sport.

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"He says he has now left everything with his lawyers and the NFF will make a statement at the right time."

Dennerby was appointed in January 2018 - succeeding Florence Omagbemi who led the team to AWCON glory in 2016. earlier reported that Nigeria Football Federation are owing Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr up to three months salary.

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This is according to a tweet by renowned sports reporter Osasu Obayiwana, and it comes two days to the big friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil.

Rohr is on $50,000 monthly salary, and this means the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not paid the German since July.

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