Owngoalnigeria.com contact in the camp of the Nigeria U-17 team has found out the man behind the recent bribery allegations on the coach of the Nigeria U-17 team Manu Garba.
From our search he is an Abuja based agent who hails from Northern Nigeria and first came into managing players in 2007 as he had six players under his management in the Nigerian team that won the U-17 World cup that same year.
Notorious for short changing grassroot teams and Academies, he floated an academy which only exist on papers but not in reality although he register and transfer players picked from other teams with the fake academy.
The said man (names withheld) fell out with Manu Garba after none of his ward made the screening of the present Nigeria U-17 team and vowed to make the job of the coach tough with bad press.
He felt the coach was trying to get back at him for shortchanging people close to the deal of one of his players who moved abroad after playing for the Nigeria U-17 and 20 whereas his players were actually considered not good enough despite having more days in training than other players.
Technical director of the NFF Barrister Chris Green will meet with the said agent before the end of this week as he has close ties with the NFF to sheath his sword and allow the coach concentrate on his job else they ban him from transferring players.