Super Falcons gaffer Thomas Dennerby has promised continuous support to the Nigeria Women Premier League and says discovering new players from the local league remains a part of his many responsibilities.
Speaking after one of eight opening fixtures in the 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League, the Swede revealed he had seen a lot of games in the past season
“Yeah! That’s what I did a whole lot last year (and) also when the league was running. That’s my goal to follow the league and try to see if we can find new players and that’s definitely a bit part of my job” he said.
He also pledged to repeat the same feat in the new season after watching Confluence Queens defeat Ibom Angels in Lokoja on Wednesday.
“I will see more games as I can and will go to Kaduna for the cup finals this weekend.” He further stated.
Nassarawa Amazons battle defending champions Rivers Angels in the finals of the third edition of the Aiteo Cup at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Sunday an hour after midday.
He also advised players in the domestic league to work harder to reach apex heights.
“Keep working hard every day. To improve, you need to train a lot – six, seven, eight times a week to become the best in the world.” He admonished.
The 59-year-old also explained he had always made use of home-based players when asked about his plans for players in the local league and maintained his resolve to have the best in his team from the foreign and local scenes.
“Understand that we have a lot of good players here in Nigeria and more and more players will go abroad and of course we have to also use the best ones,” he stressed while pointing out “clubs in Europe and China pick the best ones here(Nigeria). So it’s going to be a mix of home-based and abroad (foreign) players.”
Dennerby was appointed to oversee Nigeria’s Women National Team in January 2018 and guided Nigeria to win her 12th AFCON title alongside progressing beyond the group stage of a FIFA Women’s World Cup after two decades.