We Should Have Scored More – Manu Garba Calls For Improvement Despite Eaglet Big Win Over Cote d’Ivoire


Coach of the Nigeria U17 team Manu Garba ‎has praised the performance of his boys after they secure their spot in the semi final of the ongoing WAFU B African U17 Nations Cup Qualifiers in Niger Republic.


Nigeria booked their place in the semis with a 5-1 thrashing of Cote d’Ivoire and according to the coach his boys should have scored more goals, if they were more clinical in attack during the course of the big win.

” Credit must be given to the coaches and the players going by the manner which we secured this win over Cote d’Ivoire. They are a football playing nation, so any win over them has a different feel to it”, Manu Garba told Owngoalnigeria.com.

” We should have scored more goals and that is one area we have to improve on when we play in the semi-final. Our style has always been to score goals and let the defence protect us”.


Ahead of the‎ semi final clash, the soft spoken coach said his wards are ready for whoever qualifies from the other group and they already have an edge on their opponents after watching them play in their first round of games.

” We will be ready for whoever comes our way. Already we have an idea on how they play and what we need to do to break them down. Maybe it will be easier for us because we know them but either of Togo, Ghana or Niger won’t be easy to beat”.

Osas Mahawi