Nigeria’s minister of sports, Sunday Dare has intervened in the crisis that has engulfed the women’s national team coach, Thomas Dennerby.
Reports has it that, the Swedish coach of the women’s national team is on the verge of quitting the national due to reported interference and administrative lapses by some top hierarchy of the football federation.
In a tweet shared on his personal handle the sports minister announced that he is aware of the situation and he is on hand to find a solution.
I have personally stepped into the matter of Thomas Dennerby, the Coach of Super Falcons. I received a brief this morning and will proceed to seek a quick resolution to ensure he continues to Coach Nigeria’s female team.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) September 16, 2019
Speaking on a radio program, Sports Salsa monitored in Lagos, the NFF 2nd vice president, Shehu Dikko also confirmed that the federation is in talks with the legal representative of the Swede in a bid to iron things out.
Dennerby, who returned to his native country of Sweden two weeks ago, is not back in Nigeria to lead the team against the Elephants of Cote DÍvoire in an Olympic football event qualifier, with two weeks to go to the first leg tie in Abidjan.
It is unclear whether the NFF, led by Amaju Pinnick, will be interested to honour the demands of Dennerby or reach a mutual termination as provided for in his contract.