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NFF Sacks Golden Eaglets Coach After U-17 W/Cup Exit



The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday sacked Golden Eaglets Manu Garba following the team’s exit from the 2019 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Golden Eaglets who came tops in Group B were beaten 3-1 by one of the best third-placed teams from the group stage Netherlands.

They had lost their last group match 2-1 against the Joeys of Australia and were sent packing from the competition by the Europeans.

Manu Garba was part of the Golden Eaglets coaching crew that won the age-grade tournament twice in 2013 and 2015.

He was criticized for not using the players that defeated Hungary and Ecuador respectively in the opening two matches against the Netherlands.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.