Dennerby Needs Three Years To Succeed – Amoo

Nigeria's coach Thomas Dennerby gestures during the 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Norway and Nigeria, on June 8, 2019, at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, eastern France. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Fatai Folorunsho Amoo (aka Arsenal) has made a case for female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby, who he opined needs at least three years on the job to knock them into a winning squad.

Despite rave reviews trailing the Falcons’ battling efforts against France at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup, many pundits noted that the Nigerian side were tactically ineffectual in that game, as they gave the ball away 47 times and lacked bite upfront.

However, in the midst of critical comments trailing Dennerby’s technical depth, which many Nigerians have called to question, Amoo stressed that the Swedish gaffer needs more time to prove his mettle.

The former handler of First Bank FC of Lagos, Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Sunshine Stars of Akure and Enyimba of Aba added during a radio sports programme that Dennerby has not been able to perfect his strategies in the Falcons, despite already being on the job for a year.

The soft-spoken gaffer added that  it is not enough to suggest that a year is good enough for Dennerby, or that he has played who are exposed to top-flight female football in Europe, as he insisted that longevity makes a difference for any coach to create the best marks with any team.

Amoo stated: “Dennerby needs more time for him to perfect his tactics and do a good job with the Super Falcons.

“He needs at least three years to get things right, like what Westerhof had with the Super Eagles.

“It’s not enough for us to say he’s an expatriate or that our players are playing in Norway, Sweden and China. He needs time to get it right.”

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