Thomas Dennerby, Nigeria Women's Coach
Thomas Dennerby, Nigeria Women's Coach

Nigeria women’s coach Thomas Dennerby says there were good lessons learned from his team’s campaign at the Cyprus Cup.

The African champions finished seventh out of 12 teams at the week-long warm-up tournament ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

After an opening defeat to Austria 4-1, they edged Slovakia 4-3, lost to Belgium 1-0, and finished with a win over Thailand 3-0 in a play-off for seventh place.

The Super Falcons, who finished third at the four-team China Cup in January, are set to play in their eighth consecutive World Cup this summer.

After mixed results in 2019, Dennerby, who is set to become the first foreign coach to both qualify for and lead Nigeria at the World Cup, is focusing on the positives.