May 22, 2024

Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the appointment of former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the nation’s U17 team, Golden Eaglets.

The 58-year-old succeeds Nduka Ugbade whose squad failed to impress at the last FIFA World Cup. The position has since become vacant.

The former Nigeria international will now immediately resume the role and take charge of the team’s preparations for next month’s WAFU B U17 Championship, taking place in Ghana.

Garba had previously led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U17 World Cup for Nigeria in the United Arab Emirates in 2013 – Nigeria’s fourth triumph at that stage.

His world-conquering squad in 2013 included Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Isaac Success, Musa Mohammed, Chidiebere Nwakali and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu.

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