Thomas Dennerby satisfied with Super Falcons’ progress

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The Super Falcons are through to the semi-final of the Wafu Women's Cup and the gaffer is pleased with his team's progress so far

Nigeria women coach Thomas Dennerby is delighted with his side's progress after defeating Senegal 3-0 to seal their place in the last four of the ongoing Wafu Women's Cup on Saturday.

Rasheedat Ajibade's first-half hattrick was all the Super Falcons required to earn their second consecutive win at the maiden sub-regional women championship in Abidjan.

And he is excited the girls put up a better display against the Teranga Lionesses than their less-attractive show versus Mali.

"We did a lot of things better in the first half against Senegal than our previous game. We defended well and a lot of confidence to lunch quick attacks,” Dennerby told Goal.

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"Every day we practice together, we talk what we want from the players and they understand me day by day. When you change a coach, you also have to give the players few days to understand what they really want from you.

"Our game plan worked for us compared to the first game against Mali where we didn't prepare well and the team was stretched out, so we missed a lot of one-on-one situation but today (Saturday) we were more compact.

"We showed discipline and it feels good to win big games like this. I think the Senegalese have good players with technical skills but I think my girls were fitter and in very good physical condition. I’m happy and satisfied with their progress so far. We hope to continue to do better in our upcoming games.”