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Onigbinde defends ousted Flying Eagles

23 June 2015, 16:02

Lagos - Former Nigeria senior national team coach Adegboye Onigbinde has defended the Flying Eagles after they crashed out of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand last week.

The Nigerians failed to progress past the second round after a 1-0 loss to Germany in the tournament’s Round of 16.

The former Caf and FIFA instructor said the management and technical team needed to improve in order to steer the Flying Eagles forward.

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

"Nigerians relied rather unrealistically on the team to win the trophy because they did in 2013 in the United Arab Emirates at the FIFA U-17 World Cup," Onigbinde told nationalmirroronline.

"The fact is that the failure of Coach Manu Garba lies in the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation to empower him technically other than relying only on his past records to make him excel in New Zealand.

"There is no doubt that football evolves every day and whatever minimum knowledge the coach possesses is exactly the same that he would impart to his players.

"How many refresher courses have Manu attended since he won the U-17 World two years ago? Yet, the same system that has not given him enough was expecting magic from him at the U-20 World.

"The NFF has no choice but to establish a functional technical department that will be saddled with the responsibility of fashioning an enduring football legacy for legacy."

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