By Gracious Akujobi
Golden Eaglets coach, Garba Manu has expressed confidence in his technical crew and players as they prepare for the U-17 world cup in United Arab Emirates in October.
Speaking with Prompt News Online in his team Princeville camp in Calabar, Manu says he is not bothered about Eaglets absence on the world stage but grateful for his technical crew who ensured they qualified for the U-17 African nations’ cup and picking the world cup ticket which he says is the ultimate.
“Nigeria has not qualified for African nations cup for two previous editions but with the coaching crew we have and the able back room staff we were able to qualify for Africa nations cup and also for the big one which is the world cup”
Manu who was assistant to the Coach Tella side who won the world cup in 2007 says he is grateful for the support Nigeria Football Federation has been giving them despite their cash crunch, saying they will strive to bring back the world cup.
“The Federation has really stood by us and we will do our possible best to make sure we not only represent Nigeria and African but we want to make sure we come back with the trophy, God willing.
Manu also pleaded with NFF to help them to as soon as possible go for their training tour where he hopes to expose the players who have just joined the team while asking Nigerians to keep praying for the team
“We as the coaching staff, we will do everything possible to make sure we succeed and bring glory to this great nation. Also, I know Nigeria is a praying nation and we know they will be behind this team in prayers”
The Eaglets are billed to jet out of the country for their training tour on or before September 18.