Nigerian Opponents are good: Coach Dennerby

In the lead to Super Falcons’ opening fixture at next month’s African Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, Coach of the Nigerian team, Thomas Dennerby, has said his girls face good opponents in the group stages and will be ready for their opening fixture against South Africa despite having less than a month to prepare.

Dennerby, who had once coached the Swedish national female team, further said that the first target for the team is to successfully negotiate their way past the group stages before thinking of retaining the trophy they won two years ago by pipping Cameroon 1:0 in a keenly contested final.

They faced and defeated South African en route lifting the trophy.

Speaking shortly after the draw was made, Coach Dennerby said:“Our other three opponents in Group B are good. We have three weeks to our first game against South Africa and we will focus on preparing well for the matches to ensure we get to the semifinals.”

Nigeria are drawn in Group B alongside South Africa, Kenya and Zambia, with the Falcons opening their campaign against South Africa on the 18th of November in Cape Coast.


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