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Falcons coach proposes better packages for his assistant coaches, as team waits for W/Cup Draws

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has sent a list of improved packages to the Nigeria Football Federation, for his assistant coaches both Nigerian and foreign, ahead of the preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, in France.

Super-Falcons-on arrival in Abuja

The Swede coach said he included the package in his programme for the World Cup submitted to the NFF secretariat in order to give the female national team a solid base for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, footballlive.ng learnt.

In a close look at the request, the coach proposed a daily payment of $150 camp allowance for the team’s coaches instead of salaries.

He has also called for the employment of a technical video analyst and lastly, and finally, he  badly wants the NFF to employ a physical trainer for the team.

An inside source confirmed that Dennerby has pleaded with the NFF to employ a video analyst and physical trainer for the team ahead of their campaign at France 2019.

Dennerby made the requests when he submitted his programme for the tournament, which is billed for June.

Though many Nigerians are critical of Dennerby’s coaching style, which was blamed for the Falcons’ struggles in wining AWCON 2018 in Ghana last weekend, the Swedish tactician believes more heads in his crew and a new payment regime will make his job easier.

The source stated: “He has proposed that the coaches be placed on daily allowances and not on salaries anytime they are in camp with the team.”

The Super Falcons will on Saturday know their group rivals at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, as footballlive.ng reports that the draw ceremony holds this weekend at La Seine Musicale in Paris.

Les Bleus of France coach, Didier Deschamps, Brazilian midfielder Kaka, ex-Manchester United striker Luis Saha and former England women’s player Alex Scott will be among the array of stars to conduct the draws.

Falcons’ striker, Desire Oparanozie, who plays for Guingamp of France, has been cited among the many who will don their national teams’ jerseys in the country where they ply their soccer trade.

For Oparanozie and others, the trip to France next summer will not be too difficult, due to the fact that they currently play for French clubs.

Joining Oparanozie in the France connection are Lindsay Horan (United States), who formerly played for Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Wang Shuang (China PR), Ashley Lawrence (Canada), Christiane Endler (Chile) and Irene Paredes (Spain), who are all currently part of the Parisians.

Others are Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany), Lucy Bronze (England), Shanice van de Sanden (Netherlands) and Saki Kumagai (Japan) in Lyon, where they are based, and where the semi-finals and final will be held.

Who, therefore, is better placed to welcome the supporters from their respective countries who are planning on making the trip to cheer on their favourite players in the spirit of things?

Be they Brazilian, Swedish, Chilean, Spanish, Canadian, Chinese, Dutch, French, Nigerian, or of one of the many other nationalities that will be represented during the competition, they all sent the same message in a FIFA video tagged: Welcome to France, and Dare to Shine!

 

 

 

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