Super Falcons boss Thomas Dennerby believes his team will reach the knockout stage of the next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France if they could get past Group A main rivals Norway.
Nigeria will face Norway on June 8 at the Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims.
“In the early editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Norway used to have outstanding teams. I am not saying they no longer have a strong team. But I believe that if we are able to use our power and pace to maximum effect, and we improve our marksmanship, we can get a good result against them,” Dennerby predicted.
“Our objective would be to get three points off Norway. We would then go hard against Korea Republic and then take our chances against France.
“For me, coming to the World Cup next summer should not be about Nigeria just making up the number.
“We should have the mission to come here and make an impact at the World Cup. Nigeria is ripe for that, but adequate preparation will be key.”.