The female national football team was thrown into crisis a few days ago when the coach, Thomas Dennerby, resigned from his position. The Super Falcons had staged a protest to demand for their allowances at the FIFA World Cup in France earlier this year (see previous thread https://www.nairaland.com/5260668/super-falcons-protest-unpaid-bonuses) and some members of the NFF were trying to freeze out players that they believed were behind the protest. The coach was not happy that NFF members were interfering with team selection and he was also unhappy that he was being owed his salary, so he tendered his resignation.
The sports minister, Sunday Dare, has waded into the crisis and he had a phone conversation with Thomas Dennerby in order to convince him to change his mind.
An hour ago I had a constructive conversation on the telephone with Super Falcons Coach Dennerby in Sweden. I have also spoken with the NFF leadership. We are working to resolve the issues in the interest of football development.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) September 16, 2019
Meanwhile, the NFF appointed Chris Danjuma as the acting coach of the team and Coach Danjuma has stripped Desire Oparanozie of the captainship and made the assistant captain, Asisat Oshoala, the new captain.