Female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby has sent words of gratitude to the government of Lagos State for providing a conducive and serene location for his squad’s camp.
Heading into the third week of camping ahead of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in a fortnight, Dennerby said their plans to successfully defend their title in Ghana have been boosted by their cool camping.
Dennerby also heaped praises on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the role they have played in helping him put his plans into action, which he says will boost their efforts to defeat South Africa in their AWCON 2018 opener on November 18 in Cape Coast, Ghana.
The eight-time champions are in Group B with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya, ahead of which Dennerby also enthused that the arrival of his overseas-based invitees increased high spirits in his camp.
The Swede said he chose to play their first friendly match against a boys’ team, Dominion Hotspur because it would challenge his players.
The Falcons lost 3-2 in the match played at their camp on Thursday, and Dennerby admitted the boys were a bit faster, but is happy that they gave his team a tough challenge.
Dennerby said: “We love our camp and are very pleased to be here. We appreciate the NFF and Lagos State Government for offering us this serene place.
“We are almost with a full house now and every player in camp has really been doing well.
“We are determined as a team not to only impress in Ghana but also successfully defend our title.”