Abuja - Abdulrahman
Tonga who accused head coach of the Under-20 team of Nigeria Manu Garba of
collecting money from grassroots players, has apologized over his comments.
Tonga in a letter made available to News24 via the Kaduna State FA, admitted he
ignorantly made the allegations and rejects any harm his comments might have
caused the coach.
The former media officer of Kaduna United also apologized to the organizers of
the tournament, that the coach attended for his unguarded comments on social
media citing wrong informations from ill-wishers.
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In response the Kaduna State FA after a meeting with Grassroot Soccer
Developments and other parties involved in the allegations urged them to bury
the hatchet and move on like it never happened.
It would be recalled that Coach Manu Garba was in Kaduna for 4 days on a
scouting mission ahead of next year U-20 camping, in which he picked 23 players
but Tonga falsely claimed the players paid the sum of 50,000 Naira each after
He made the wild claims on his facebook page tagging the Nigeria Football
Federation but, he has taken down the post and apologized subsequently bringing
an end to threats of dragging him to court by aggrieved parties.