Women's World Cup: 'Football is life' -- Nigeria's plan to become a force in women's football

    The Super Falcons celebrate victory over the Ivory Coast in the West African Football Union (WAFU) women's final.

    (CNN)Rarely is there respite when trying to transform a country's sporting fortunes. For all the talent, there are the obstacles; for all the expectations, there is the actuality. Global acclaim can seem within touching distance, yet the fingertips are still reaching out over a chasm. Hopes are raised, then shattered. Questions are always asked.

    Thomas Dennerby spends hours on the road navigating one of the world's most sizeable countries. It comes with the territory of being head coach of Nigeria's women's football team.
    The Swede has become accustomed to getting recognized wherever he goes which, as a white man living in Nigeria, is no surprise, he says. When he makes his way through an ai