Swedish international female football coach Thomas Dennerby has resigned from his post as the head coach of Nigeria’s Senior National Women’s Team despite having a year left on his contract.
The resignation came after a dispute with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which made Dennerby excuse himself from the Super Falcons’ last two games.
The Swede was not on the touchline when Nigeria played out a goalless and 1-1 draw in a two-leg tie against Cote d’Ivoire to crash out of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
He also failed to show up for a reconciliation meeting arranged by Nigeria’s sports minister Sunday Dare and instead sent in his resignation letter.
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.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) 16 September 2019
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