Super Falcons of Nigeria boss Thomas Dennerby was happy to see his side book a place in 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France following their semi-final win against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations
Nigeria edged defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the game ended 0-0 in regulation time to book a place in the final.
The Super Falcons are now among the only seven teams to have qualified for every FIFA Women’s World Cup since its inception. The others are USA, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Japan and Germany.
“I said at the beginning that our target was to qualify to the World Cup, I am very happy we have achieved this goal. I feel very tired,” Dennerby said after the game.
“They (Cameroon) are a good team, but I wasn’t happy with how we started. We lost the ball too easily but we defended well and that’s probably why we won. But we need to improve our forward play in the future.”