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WAFU Cup: Garba Proud Of Golden Eaglets’ Display Against Burkina Faso

WAFU Cup: Garba Proud Of Golden Eaglets’ Display Against Burkina Faso

Coach Manu Garba has asserted that he is proud of the Golden Eaglets after Thursday’s scoreless encounter with their Burkina Faso counterparts in the Group B opener of the WAFU B U17 Championship.

Five-time champions Nigeria created several scoring chances particularly late in the game at the Accra University Stadium, but failed to utilise even one that could have earned them the three points and handed them early leadership of the pool.

However, Garba said the boys played a cohesive game in their first-ever international outing and deserve credit for their display.

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“We are proud of our team’s performance. Although we didn’t secure the win that we hoped for, our players showed great teamwork and sportsmanship. We look forward to our next match and the opportunity to continue growing and improving.

“The boys will get better with experience and exposure.”

Against the Burkinabes, the Eaglets showed flair and fluency, but a heavy downpour in the final 15 minutes of the game disrupted the general flow of play, with the pitch waterlogged and effective control and passing impossible.

The Golden Eaglets go up against their counterparts from the Niger Republic on Sunday evening (6pm Ghana time; 7pm Nigeria) with renewed hope and vigour to pick up the three points that will enhance their chances of a place in the last four.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Keep up the good work Coach Manu Garba. You boys played well because l watch the game on YouTube live. Please teach them how to make use of opportunities in front of goals. The team indeed lost a lot of goals. God bless you . You and the team will achieve your goals in the tournament by God’s grace Amen

  • Keep up the good work Coach Manu Garba. Your boys played well because l watched the game on YouTube live. Please teach them how to make use of their opportunities in front of goal. The team indeed lost a lot of goals. God bless you . You and the team will achieve your goals in the tournament by God’s grace Amen

    REPLY

  • I thought they played very well too. Yes there were some rough edges here and there in losing the ball in dangerous places, misplaced passes, poor finishing and poor decision making.

    But overall the Golden Eaglets were purposeful and professional.

    They will improve.

  • Manu Garba still has it in him to produce good football.

  • 9jaRealist 1 month ago

    Overall, they played pretty well but will need to do better in the final third snd finish off their chances…GOOD LUCK LADS!

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