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Super Falcons Coach Thomas Dennerby: If I give you my honest feelings, they'll probably send me home

After a controversial 0-1 defeat to France in a last Group A match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup,Nigeria Coach has hailed his players' fighting spirit and mental toughness as they await their faith from other results.
Nigeria boss Thomas Dennerby described his players as "heroes" before, when asked about the twice-taken penalty, adding: "If I give you my honest feelings, they'll probably send me home so it's better I don't say anything.
"Of course I'm disappointed by the result, France is a really good team and don't need support from anybody to win games.

"The girls were fighting so well, they followed the match plan and it's getting destroyed by people that we're not so happy with."

The former Sweden National Women's team coach in post-match media conference.

Nigeria, who had produced a gritty defensive performance, were on course for a deserved point when a penalty was awarded after a VAR check following Ngozi Ebere's foul on Asseyi.
Ebere, who had been booked in the first half, was sent off for a second yellow card before Renard's first penalty hit a post. However, the officials adjudged 18-year-old Nnadozie had left her line early and Renard duly scored from the second attempt.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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