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Dennerby Hails Super Falcons For Impressive Showing Vs Korea Republic

Dennerby Hails Super Falcons For Impressive Showing Vs Korea Republic

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby hailed his side for their resilient performance in the 2-0 win against Korea Republic – a Group A match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble on Wednesday, reports Completesports.com.

The African champions recovered from their 3-0 loss to Norway last Saturday by snatching all three points against the Asians.

Dennerby’s Ladies took the lead a minute before the hour mark when Kim Doyeon diverted Rita Chikwelu long pass into her own net.

Asisat Oshoala put the game beyond South Korea Republic when she doubled Nigeria’s lead 15 minutes from time following a superb pass from Chidinma Okeke.


“Today our discipline was better than against Norway – no mistakes at all. If we can be as compact as we were today, don’t let teams overplay us in midfield and find passes through, we know we’ll get opportunities for players like Asisat,”Dennerby was quoted by FIFA.com after the game.

“The players followed our match plan and that’s all you can really ask. Now we go to play France, a really good team. If we can come out with a point everyone would be extremely happy. But you can’t just go to defend – you need to know what to do when you win the ball back. And hopefully we can have a little bit of success.”

The Super Falcons will face France in their final group game next week Monday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Sir P 5 years ago

    Lucky you

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    This coach is trying to build something classy for Nigeria.

    When was it coach Dennerby came on board? A year and few months abi?

    This coach knew nothing about African football still, he managed to win Afcon for Nigeria.

    The same coach I’m talking kept his head cool within the short period, he built a new home based team that representing our Country at the just concluded WAFU Cup.

    Two titles within a year. Hmmm, Mr. Dennerby deserves some class.

    I saw this coming though. It wasn’t because Super Falcons wins today but tactically, this man is there.

    He knows his stuffs too well. This coach can shocked France on Monday with a defeat. I wouldn’t be surprised if its happens that way.

    He believes in himself. Upon what happened in their opening match, he stood by his team.

    Many of my colleagues here were making fun of the team and I that day but today, I thank God. They couldn’t write a paragraph to congratulates our darling Super Falcons. Hmmm, shio.

    Sooner or later, excuses would begins in Egypt as usual. Hmm…. Super Eagles, Super Wonders lol. No vex o. Ęh… ofe e fe, ęębami nbę lol.

    So therefore jare Oga Dennerby, Thank you very much coach, for not putting me in shame and a job well done sir. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      “Two titles within a year. Hmmm, Mr. Dennerby deserves some class.” LMAO
      Pls where was the class when Norway hammered us…?
      Two titles that Rivers angles or pelican stars cannot win abi..? One minute you claim oyinbo coaches are useless…the other minute, you are praising dennerby to the highest heavens. 2 titles in a year…? Tell us another story…even our local coaches were winning those titles and weren’t even needing penalties in the semi-finals and finals to do so. Lmao

    • Omo9ja you re disappointing me, the way you always talk about super eagles. You re always negative about it why ?

      • “Dr Drey you re disappointing me, the way you always talk about super falcons. You re always negative about it why ?”

        It’s ur exact comment @Frank,I only changed the names.
        I guess we have two similar people here.Abi?

        • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

          Hahahahaha…you are disappointing yourself. You obviously lack the ability to read and comprehend perfectly. Or maybe you haven’t been reading all my threads on the super falcons, not just at this world cup, but even before the AWCON.
          Search Super falcons on the search button and read up my views…infact fell free to copy and paste them here and lets lay bare the “negativity” there-in. Every piece of my reviews in times past have come out to be a near perfect solution to the problems I see in the team.

          • “You obviously lack the ability to read and comprehend perfectly.”

            This kind of “negativity” is what can trigger the kind of debacle that happened here few days ago,with abusive words on show bcoz of someones mens nations cup analysis.
            I don’t do such things Pls.

            @Frank, still awaiting ur reply.

  • as much as i appreciate the coaches input in the team. i cant help but note that the super falcons are record winners of the women afcon championship having won it a number of times. but when it gets to the world stage its a different ball game, they always struggle with teams. we need to become more comfortable at the world stage and get to atleast the quarter final stage of the world cup. then we can celebrate.

  • You have grown hostile in your comments these days. No be only you dey educated. There are a thousand of us in the readers’ forum who are very lettered in semantics.

  • @ sportsfan, How do we become more comfortable, we should prepare well- that’s how those nations who are comfortable there, achieved comfort.
    It’s not rocket science, it’s just early solid prep, with a good coach.
    For this World Cup we have prepared like none other – that already calls for some sort of celebration.
    We repeat this same kind of prep for next WorldCup and the results will keep improving. As a country we are more talented than France, Canada, US &odas, all we eva nided was solid prep, with a sound coach.
    We dey come.

  • It starts with Nigeria taking women’s football league seriously. I’ve been following Nigerian football for over 40 years properly, and even I cannot name more than 2 Nigerian women’s football player that plays their football in Nigeria.

    I don’t know when the league starts, when it finishes, a single league champion in the last 5 years (or since its inception).

    Nigeria’s modus operandi is to look for players all over the place, camp 50, whittle down to 23 and then train for two weeks then hope and pray. They do this for women’s football, under 17, under 20, under 23 squads. And then we beat teams that do the same in Africa.

    But when we face countries that have established leagues and have prepared over 4 years for the world cup, we wonder why we struggle to qualify for the knockout stages.

    Its pretty simple “fail to plan, plan to fail”.

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