Super Falcons Coach owed N72m by NFF despite leading national team to AWCON final

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby may have been captured on camera smiling away and exchanging banters following the team’s qualification for the World cup in France, but that is not to say that he is a very happy man.

The Swede is still full of grudges as a result of his 8 months unpaid salaries amounting to $200,000 (about N72million). The coach is on a monthly salary of $25,000.

According to SportingLife, Dernneby who will be winning his first trophy with the Super Falcons should he succeed in flying past South Africa at the AWCON final on Saturday, has forced  divided opinions among Nigerians and Super Falcons fans alike.

While some believe that the former Sweden national women Coach has made some input into the team others say he has been more like an observer or better put a scout just watching proceedings from a quiet corner.

Some others not satisfied with the team’s performance despite their qualification for the world cup, however blamed the unimpressive performance on age, insisting that some of girls have lost the agility for which they were known.

The moribund women league in the country was further blamed as it should have been a source of identifying younger players that can easily replace aging ones.

While the chicken and egg argument continues, close pals of the coach reveal he is losing patience over his unpaid entitlements, hoping that his salaries can be paid on one hand, and that quality friendly matches can be arranged for the team ahead of the World cup billed for France in June.

Falcons take on Bayana Bayana in the finals of Ghana 2018, the second time both teams will be meeting in this this edition.

The South Africans had defeated the Falcons by a lone goal in the group stage and will be hoping to re-enact that feat in the final while the Falcons will be hoping to prove that the first defeat was a slight slip.