I’m Still Under Contract With Nigeria – Dennerby
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Swedish coach, Thomas Dennerby has insisted that he is still under contract with Nigeria Football Federation, Bestchoicesports.com.ng understands.
Dennerby’s contract as Super Falcons head coach became a subject of dispute after the Nigeria Football Federation replaced him with acting coach Christopher Danjuma ahead of the two-leg 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers with Cote d’Voire
Reacting to reports linking him to vacant Indian U-17 job, Dennerby said that nobody had approached him for the said job adding that the India Federation is aware of his contract with Nigeria Football Federation.
“I believe they are quite aware of my situation with Nigeria but I want to clarify that I did not receive any proposal from India or any other country whatsoever, as they are saying.
“I am still under contract with Nigeria and currently focused on sorting out my future before thinking about what is next for me.”
Dennerby took over the Super Falcons in January 2018 having led the Sweden women’s side to a third-place finish at the 2011 Women’s World Cup during his seven-year stint in charge.
Despite the current saga, Dennerby made his mark in the last 18 months, winning the African Women’s Cup of Nations, WAFU Cup and also reaching the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup.
With Nigeria seeking to return to the Women’s Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, after missing the 2012 and 2016 editions, Dennerby is still keen on seeing out his contract which expires in the summer of 2020.