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Garba Tips Eaglets For Glory

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning coach, Manu Garba, has again rallied behind the Golden Eaglets’ quest for a successful defence of its title at the forthcoming global cadet championship in Chile.



Nigeria holds the enviable record of four titles in this category with victories in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013, and Garba, who was instrumental to the last successful campaign, believe the class of 2015 can still go all the way.

Reacting to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup draw that pitched Nigeria against host, Chile, Croatia and USA, Garba reckoned that the Golden Eaglets under his former assistant, Emmanuel Amuneke, would have to gird their loins.

“It’s not an easy group,” noted Garba. “Chile is the host and South American teams are always good.” He continued: “Croatia is part of former Yugoslavia along with Serbia that just won the U-20 FIFA World Cup in New zealand, which shows their football culture is good and USA  plays with aggression.

“But they all are up against Nigeria, four-time World Cup winner, and the No. 1 ranked team at that level.

“I’m very optimistic that with good preparations and motivation, we can qualify from this tough group and go all the way to excel and I wish my dear country good luck in Chile,” added Garba.