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Eaglets coach applauded

05 December 2013, 14:09Israel Ojoko

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 afterwards.

"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."

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