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Nigeria opts for expertise for its youth staff coaches


Manu Garba shall be aiming to guide Nigeria’s under-17 aspect to the 2019 World Cup finals

The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) has retained Manu Garba as coach of their under-17 aspect regardless of failing to qualify the nation for the final Fifa World Cup in India.

Garba, who led Nigeria to a record fourth Under-17 World Cup title in 2013, was in control of the under-20 aspect that exited the 2015 World Cup within the spherical of 16 however missed out on India on his return because the U-17 boss.

Tremendous Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf, who led the nation to the runners-up spot at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) early this month, has been handed a 3rd function as he heads the Olympic staff.

“The NFF’s technical and growth committee has opted for expertise and continuity within the youth teaching arrange,” NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire informed BBC Sport.

“These are essential stage of growth and I imagine these appointed have what it takes to make optimistic impacts.”

In addition to failing to defend their under-17 title in India final yr, the under-20 staff, who’ve twice been runners-up on the World Cup, additionally missed out on qualifying for the finals in South Korea.

The person charged with the reviving the fortunes of the under-20 staff is Paul Aigbogun, who can even be persevering with his job in control of former African champions Enyimba.

Yusuf shall be hoping to emulate and surpass Samson Siasia’s document because the nation’s Olympic coach. Siasia completed runners-up on the 2008 Beijing Olympics to take silver and bronze medal on the Rio 2016 occasion.

The technical and growth committee have also ratified the appointments