Head coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Thomas Dennerby has revealed that his team will only get better with each game as he eyes a semi-final spot in the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana.
A 4-0 victory over Zambia ensured that the defending champions got their AWCON campaign back on track following an opening day defeat to South Africa.
Reminsicing on the victory Dennerby said “First of all I’m happy that we created a lot of good chancesthat is the first step. But to be honest, anybody that saw the game knows we should have scored more goals.”
However, the coach has assured that the team will only getter better in the tournament with each game. “I said after the game we lost to South Africa that we trust what we are doing and we will keep on getting better and better and improve the team during the tournament.
“I think that is what is going to happen; that we will improve the team and get better and better so I hope we will have our best performance so far tomorrow and that it will be the same way if we get to game four; that we improve more, so we just have to keep working,” he said.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria face Equatorial Guinea in a must win game to secure a spot in the semi-final of the 2018 AWCON. Asides from securing all three points, the defending champions must score as many goals as possible to ensure qualification.
Considering the team missed tons of goal scoring chances against Zambia and will need to score even more against Equatorial Guinea, here’s what Thomas Dennerby had to say: “the only thing we can do is when we come to the training sessions we talk with the players on how to find a good technique to score and how to try to chip the goal keeper (laughs).
“But it’s something that is important that you have a really good plan for your finishing not just shooting,” he adds.
He then concluded by responding to questions on certain players who we’re quite culpable for missing a number of chances saying “some players come into the most important games and when it comes to the most important game they score. So I hope we have that effect for those that did not score the last time.”
The Super Falcons play Equatorial Guinea by 5pm Nigerian time on Saturday at the Cape Coast Stadium, while South Africa and Zambia do battle at the Accra Stadium with the top two team qualifying for a place in the semi-final.