NFF sack Manu Garba after U-17 World Cup disastrous campaign

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has relieved Manu Garba as the head coach of the Golden Eaglets after their exit in the round of 16 at the ongoing U17 World Cup.

Nigeria were yesterday beaten 3-1 by Netherlands in the round of 16 and according to the vice-chairman of the NFF Alhaji Shehu Dikko the team failed to reach the minimum target of reaching the quarter finals at least.

Dikko said even though the board of the NFF is not keen on winning cadets championship as their aim is to use such tournaments to develop players for the future, the board will however make a decision about the technical crew due to the shambolic display they put up at the tournament.

“Usually you go to tournaments with target and the one we gave the technical crew is to at least reach the quarter final of the tournament, which is fair enough considering the way they prepared for the tournament. In the history of Nigeria U17 no team has enjoyed this type of preparations “, Dikko said.

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“For failing to reach the target given to them their position will be reviewed immediately and it starts from asking them to submit their technical report and step down from their role for us to review and get back to them”.

Speaking further Dikko said the contract of the coaches will be up in few weeks’ time as it was for two years.

“They signed a two year deal which terminates at the end of this tournament. So in few weeks’ time it will be up. It’s imperative we start building early for the next assignment,” he said.


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