Lagos - Former Nigeria midfielder Henry Nwosu has urged the
Nigerian Football Federation to retain Manu Garba as head coach of the U20
team, despite their failure at the Junior World Cup.
The Flying Eagles arrived in New Zealand for the U20 World
Cup as one of the title favourites, but flattered to deceive and were knocked
out of the tournament before the quarter-final stage.
The under-performance of the team has led to calls for Garba
to be replaced as the coach of the team, but Nwosu believes this would not be
in the best interest of football development in Nigeria.
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"They should allow him to continue so that he can build
on what he has done already," said the playmaker.
"He has done well in the past and just because the team
failed in New Zealand doesn't mean he is not good.
"He should encouraged and given the necessary things to
improve and succeed in the future just like he did at the U17 level."
Garba masterminded Nigeria's U17 World Cup win in the UAE in
2013 and won the African Youth Championship earlier this year with largely the
same group of players he took to the U20 World Cup.For
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