Former Nigeria Coach Thomas Dennerby has explained the reason behind his decision to appoint Precious Dede as goalkeeper trainer for the Indian U-17 women’s side.
Dede joined her former boss Dennerby, who took over the reigns at Indian U-17 women’s national team after leaving his Falcons role.
Dede, 39,worked with Dennerby as goalkeeper trainer while in charge of the African Champions.
Dennerby believes the two-time AWCON winner can help his new side become better, with her wealth of experience.
“I am very happy to have Precious Dede here as one of my coaching staff,” Dennerby told reporters.
“Some will be surprised by my choice of her [Dede] because we did not work together for much time in Nigeria.
“I like her a lot and I know she is a really good goalkeeper coach and also a role model.
“I’m glad to have Per Karlsson and Dede as assistants around now, with some good staff from India. I strongly believe we can achieve great things together with hard work.”
Dennerby and Dennerby will begin their new adventure together when they roll out their girls in U-16 international competition alongside Sweden, Uganda, and Thailand scheduled for December.
They will also lead the Asian nation to success at the Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup to be held next year on home soil.