Lagos - Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba has been commended for his contribution to the development of Nigerian football by the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ibrahim Galadima.
He said Garba is a leading light amongst indigenous coaches
even as he counseled the Golden Eaglets about their future lives.
"I'm particularly happy about what Manu has been able
to achieve in his coaching career and I’m really proud about the fact that he
was able to fulfill the promise to win the World Cup before the team's
departure," said Galadima, who handed a special gift to Manu
"I'm given you this as a token of appreciation for a
job well done in the UAE and I wish you success in future endeavors."
Galadima later canvassed for the elevation of Manu to the
Under-20 level as well as marshaling a master plan for the World Cup-winning
team. He said it was incumbent on the NFF to protect the players against the
exploitative tendencies of Sherlock agents while equally advising the players
to combine education with their fledgling careers.
"I want to congratulate the entire team for the
successful campaign but while we bask in the euphoria, we should be concerned
about the future of these youngsters," noted Galadima.
"Frankly, I want a proviso of allowing these boys to
combine schooling inserted into any professional contract with foreign clubs
because having education would put them in good stead."