Manu Garba Returns Golden Eaglets’ Coach


The Board of Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 Golden Eaglets.


A graduate of University of maiduguri, Garba, had in the same role, once led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U17 World Cup for Nigeria in the United Arab Emirates in 2013 notching up the country record as four time winners at that stage.


Garba’s world-conquering squad in 2013 included Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Isaac Success, Musa Mohammed, Chidiebere Nwakali and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu all of whom have progressed to the national and international stages of football in Europe with outstanding impacts.


The squad, which finished as runners-up at the African U17 Championship in Morocco after a penalty shootout defeat by Cote d’Ivoire then, went on to defeat Mexico 6-1 in their opening game, drew 3-3 with Sweden and hammered Iraq 5-0. In the Round of 16. In the quarter final stage, they handed Iran 4-1, defeat and dispatched Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-finals and trounced Sweden 3-0 in the semis before they again met and dislodged Mexico by the same 2 goals margin in the final to lift the trophy.


The former Nigeria international will immediately resume the role and take charge of the team’s preparations for next month’s West Africa Football Union (WAFU) B U17 Championship, taking place in Ghana.

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