Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has heaped praises on his players for staying calm and cool under pressure, which he said accounts for their recovery from an opening loss to South Africa at the Africa Women Cup of Nations.
In the wake of his side’s 6-0 pounding on Equatorial Guinea in their last group match on Saturday, the Swedish soccer tactician is standing tall, but he humbly said is was majorly because his players kept their heads.
While setting sight on victory against Cameroon in Tuesday’s semi-final in Accra, Dennerby stressed that the ultimate target for the Nigerian team is to reach the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year.
Dennerby said the next goal of the team is to secure one of Africa’s three available slots for the Mundial in France and go on to do better than ever before.
“We started with a loss in the first game against South Africa and we said from the beginning that we won’t change anything but work with our plan and we will take it one game at a time.
“I think because we stayed cool is the reason we are here now. We followed the plan and didn’t get stressed after losing but we’re very happy to be in the semi-final.
“We’ve reached our first goal, our next goal is to secure a ticket to France next year,” Dennerby concluded with a grin.