FIFA U17 World Cup fallout: NFF has not sacked coach Manu Garba
FIFA U17 World Cup fallout: NFF has not sacked coach Manu Garba
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FIFA U17 World Cup fallout: NFF has not sacked coach Manu Garba

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it has not sacked Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba after the team crashed out of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 with reports flying around that Garba has been relieved of his job.

“There’s no truth to reports in the media that the coach has been sacked,” General Secretary Mohamed Sanusi said on Punch.

“We understand the disappointment of the fans but the coach has a contract with the federation and there’s no rush or whatsoever.

“The standard procedure must be followed. For now, the NFF technical committee is expecting a comprehensive technical report from the coach about the tournament in Brazil.

“Any decisions going toward will be presented to the board by the technical committee.”

His comments came after Nigeria’s sports minister Sunday Dare called for a review of the campaign in Brazil and of the Nigeria football (NFF) administration.

“Nigeria’s performance at the U17 World Cup calls for a review,” Dare revealed on his official social media.

“Indeed, our football administration at all levels calls for a review. We must exact greater responsibility from those charged with our football administration.”

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