Esin Lauds NFF Over Falcons’ New Swedish Coach But Fears For Local Coaches

Esin Lauds NFF Over Falcons’ New Swedish Coach But Fears For Local Coaches

By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international Etim Esin has hailed the appointment of Swedish coach,Thomas Dennerby, as the new head coach of the Super Falcons.
The NFF on Thursday announced Dennerby, 58, as the new coach of the reigning African champions who have been without a coach since former handler Florence Omagbemi was relieved of her position.

Dennerby, whose contract with the NFF will run until 2020, will be assisted by Jorgen Petersson, another highly experienced Swedish coach nominated by Dennerby himself.

Aside from Petersson, Dennerby will work with three Nigerian whose names will be announced soon.

Reacting to the appointment of Dennerby, Esin however expressed fears that this could serve as an obstacle to Nigerian coaches.

“It is a good development for the Super Falcons because being an experienced coach, this will surely rub off positively on the team,” Esin, who represented Nigeria at the 1987 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile, told completesportsnigeria. com.

“My only fear is that our local coaches will not have the opportunity to show what they can do.”


  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    I believe that the appointment of a foreign coach for the super falcons is a positive one and I will also suggest that two local coaches should be attached to him so they can learn from him. Good move from the NFF.

  • Ehi 1 year ago

    The appointment of an experienced Swedish trainer, just like in the case of the Super Eagles, for the Falcons is a positive and welcome development. The Nigerian female national football team even though they have dominated Africa for a long time, mostly crumbles at the global stage when they face countries like Germany and China who are technically superior.

    The Scandenavian trainers are technically good ( remember what Denmark did to Nigeria in the 1998 world cup (for men) when they completely “destroyed” physically fit Nigeria, (l think, 4-1) due to their technical superiority. Our girls need to develop technically to enable them conquer the world.

    As for our local Coaches, the NFF should pick one or two of them to understudy the foreign Coaches. They have got much to learn.

  • steve 1 year ago

    What have the local coaches showed internationally since inception of the super falcons?…We need to do well at international level and having a foreign coach with such experience is a big plus!!…NFF have done well in that regards , so let see what he can offer .The local coache’s don’t need supper falcons job to expose themselves , they should do so on the accord, the national teams should he result oriented ventures as they represent the image of the country and results is the key in doing that .

  • VICTOR 1 year ago

    A nice one from the NFF, we hope to conquer the world very soon. I also think the local coaches should develop themselves and garner experience by going for courses and coaching foreign teams either in Africa or abroad. I love what Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel amuneke are doing presently, they are improving their CVs. Just imagine fortuna sittard gaining promotion into the Eredivisie, it will be awesome. Nigerians will boast ehn! Success has many fathers but failure has none.