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Flying Eagles coach not afraid of sack

19 June 2015, 13:17

Lagos - Head coach of the Nigeria Under-20 team Manu Garba says he is not afraid of being axed from his role by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), following Nigeria's poor performance at the World Youth Championship in New Zealand.

Manu Garba's team went to the tournament with high hopes of being the first team from Nigeria to win the Under-20 world cup after clinching the Africa version but, got knocked out in the round of 16 by Germany by a lone goal.

The disappointment has led to allegations of bribes for spot in the team, which the coach has vehemently denied, but recent reports indicates the NFF are shopping for a foreign technical adviser to take over the Under-20 and Manu Garba feels he is not afraid of being sacked.

Also read: Manu Garba denies bribery allegations, considers legal action

"I am not afraid about my job, in coaching it's either you are employed or getting sacked but I sincerely believe I still have a lot to give to my nation but, if those at the top think otherwise then I am proud of what I have achieved for my country and career," he told News24.

The Gombe born tactician has handled the Nigeria Under-17 and 20 teams for the last four years leading the Under-17 to the World Youth Championship trophy in 2013 and lifting the Under-20 Africa Youth Championship two months ago in Senegal.

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