Super Falcons have an important task in the coming days, but head coach Thomas Dennerby is no where around the team.
Camp of the Nigeria women's national team opened on Monday ahead of the second round of the African qualifying series for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football tournament between Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
But the team has been training without Dennerby, who left Nigeria after the Super Falcons’ 1-0 win against Algeria in an Olympic qualifier at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on September 3.
The Swede had reportedly threatened to resign for many reasons which include interference by administrators, lack of permanent residence in Nigeria, as well as lack of support to travel around and watch league matches.
Also, the coach is reportedly owed salary and was not carried along when some of his players were taken to the 2019 African Games, while he was planning for the Olympic qualifiers.
The Nigeria Football Federation has not made a comment on the development as one of its administrators, Ruth David, was pointed at as the cause of many issues in the team.
The Falcons will travel to Abidjan to face the Elephants on October 2 before welcoming them for the reserve fixture in Lagos on October 6, and it remain to be seen if Dennerby will ever return again.
However, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation will meet today (Friday) over Dennerby’s resignation rumour.
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