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NFF denies plans to sack Manu Garba

01 July 2015, 13:38

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation have denied reports they are about to sack the coaches of the national U20 men’s team, the Flying Eagles.

On Monday, the NFF announced they were not renewing the contract of Edwin Okon as the Super Falcons coach, replacing him with his first assistant, Christopher Danjuma, albeit temporarily.

The move not to retain Okon has however birthed reports the Glass House are on a ‘cleaning mission’, with the coaches of the Flying Eagles, led by Manu Garba, the next to shown the exit door.

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But NFF General Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed has told News24 they have no plans to dispense with the coaches of the Flying Eagles.

“I have heard rumors we are about to sack the Flying Eagles coaches,” Sanusi began, “I don’t know where those rumors are coming from.

“As far as I know, there is nothing like that, we have no plans to that effect. There is nothing being done about the U20 coaches at the moment,” Sanusi said.

When quizzed further on whether the coaches will eventually be sacked, Sanusi insisted that the coaches remain.
“Nobody has sacked them, so they remain the coaches of the U20,” Sanusi added.

- News24


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