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Why Nigeria Under-17s Coach Manu Garba Denied Inviting Charlton Athletic Prospect Onaiwu

An explanation as to why head coach of the Nigeria U-17s Manu Garba denied inviting Charlton youth team shot stopper Edward Onaiwu has been exclusively gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com.

We gathered he actually trained with the team but true to the words of the coach he wasn’t invited instead came to train with the team just like every other player and wasn’t at anytime lodged in the camp of the team.

However Manu’s denial was done to prevent the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) from incurring cost that comes with when a player is official invited for a national assignment by the football federation of a country.

Aside the fact that he wasn’t invited, he fell short of the quality the team presently have in the area of goalkepping and was subsequently asked to leave after few training sessions.

Also an injury picked up in training when he displayed bravery but got injured while trying to stop a forward denied him any chance of working his way into the hearts of the coaches few days before a test game he was suppose to feature in.

Reports indicating he was dropped due to his connection to a particular website are wide off the mark as the above mentioned reason is why he was dropped from the camp of the team.