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NFF: We Have Not Sacked Golden Eaglets Coach Garba

NFF: We Have Not Sacked Golden Eaglets Coach Garba

General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has debunked media reports that Golden Eaglets Chief Coach Manu Garba has been sacked.

“it is not true that the NFF has sacked Coach Many Garba as coach of the national Under-17 team. We cannot sack someone without getting his match reports and his reasons why the team failed in Brazil,” Sanusi said.


“It came to me as a surprise when I read in the media that we have sacked Manu Garba as coach of Golden Eaglets. We cannot sack him just like that without getting his side of the story. As you can see, the team has yet to return, so I don’t know where they got that story from.”

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“We expected so much from the team because we gave them the needed support to achieve good results, but they crashed out in the second round to Holland. We [the NFF] shall hear from the coach when he submits his technical report. From there, we move on by trying to avoid future lapses if any.”

Nigerians have been condemning the performance Of The Golden Eaglets and putting the blame on the team’s coaching staff whom they accused of not selecting the best players for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

By Richard Jideaka in Abuja

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  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Before nko, you guys don’t ve the balls to sack an Hausa man now, abi you wan the Aboki man to open fowl yansh, you guys should continue with the culture of pay and play, nepotism and destruction, you guys will surely meet your Waterloo one day.Bunch of smelly fools

  • Of course, you have not sacked him and may never sack him! Just like you will not sack Aigbogun, or Amakapabo, or Danladi of Falcons or Agu – despite their failings being as clear as sunlight. Except Rohr, all of your current coaches are out-thought and outfoxed when their teams get on the team big stage. Besides, team selection is always questionable. So, NFF continue to retain them and pay them salaries.

  • Oralivato 2 years ago

    You’ve not sacked coach MG so what the hell are you waiting for?oh!! I see to hand him the Super eagles coaching job so that he can do your biddings and toy with the emotions of the great football fans of this nation.
    Thunder fire una there.

  • Oralivato 2 years ago

    Just can’t imagine the rubbish this idiot is saying on the media, what match report are they waiting for when it is glaring that the failure of the lads is as a result of gross incompetence of the management of the football federation in country.
    We run a football system ridden by corruption despite the pool of talents in the country of over 200 million people,what we get in return is the crop of 11 disjointed players who have bribed their way through in other to represent the country.
    Chai!!! I weep for my beloved Country Nigeria.

  • I said as far as that team is not made of Igbo boys I knew nepotism is at its peak. Naija football belongs to d East n South if doubt ask d coach

  • Ndubisi 2 years ago

    The internet NFF have helped you to fire him. Bunch of morons. Who are ready to spread rumors

  • Am happy that Nigerians are now voicing out about the way the golden eaglets crashed, the coaching crew failed to do their home work for two years Manu Garba is a failure handling cadet teams his been to many world cups but still his not a clever coach two good years nothing he and his crew members could show as a team, Ammunike should be assigned to coach the under 17 , it’s been a backward years for the Nigeria football from Falcons, Male under 20 world cup , can the Nff rise up and choose competent hands to coach this teams football is what Nigerians are known for dont kill it .

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    “We expected so much from the team because we gave them the needed support to achieve good results, but they crashed out in the second round to Holland. We [the NFF] shall hear from the coach when he submits his technical report. From there, we move on by trying to avoid future lapses if any.”

    NFF said they expected so much from below average team that were being selected by them? This must be a joke of the year.

    All the coaches of our national teams are average. NFF are behind this. The current NFF are not God fearing. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Nothing is working in this great Country Nigeria anymore. These bad people knew that this is the only way for the poor to earn money and they have no choice but to destroy our sports.

    Because of these dictators, they tarnished our under17 image at the global stage. What a lawless Country. So sad that we are celebrating these oppressors.

    This is hard to swallow. So, NFF still have mouth to talk? I will blame coach Manu Garba for this because he should have resigned before the tournament.

    That is why I kept hailing coach Dennerby. The man of his word. The man of the people. No nonsense man.

    NFF should keep their words to theirselves. The team were selected privately by the NFF and in public they are playing politics game. They are pretenders. They lost it big time. I’m shaking my head for you now NFF.

    Our local coaches should respect themselves too. No integrity at all. Money is not everything. I hope our local coaches we learn from this. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Innoma cc 2 years ago

    I said it. These boys will always wait until their opponents scores before to seek to equalize and go ahead to win. No serious minded team will wait for their opponents to score first, because as the game progresses one goal can decide a match even, if it is scored at the first minute of the game. So it is always very difficult to equalize at this stage of the tournament once your opponent scores first, and I think that was what happened in the case of the U-17 eagles. The coach showed lack of experience in this instance otherwise he would have corrected this mistake after the first opening games. I think he should be replaced, no technical report needed to do this.

  • Sack Him. What are you idiots waiting for.

    • I heard that Ebere Eze has accepted to represent England under 21.while his mother told Mr Rohr representative that her son was under pressures,so England is not putting pressure on him abi tomorrow that ewu tchad will come up with nonsense story and we’ll see some people here that will start blaming our FA and the coach

  • francis 2 years ago

    If you guys dont sachk manu garba and his crew,is shame to this nff board,instead of you being there,giwa should takeover.

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    …they can’t sack him… They are the ones who gave him the players he used. He will expose them… Manu Garbas hands were tied… He is a coach with reputation… They only may have gone to that tournament with only about 12 of their own players….selected on merit… the rest were imposed by NFF and agents with partnership with some NFF top dogs…