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
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.
-Soccer Laduma For
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