Former Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba has come out to sound warning to the Golden Eaglets. The former head coach advised the current team not to be complacent. They prepare to face Burkina Faso in the final of the WAFU B tournament on Friday.
Manu Garba Sounds Warning to Golden Eaglets Ahead of Wafu Final
The Golden Eaglets qualified for next year’s U-17 AFCON in Algeria after defeating Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 in the semi-finals on Tuesday. Burkina Faso beat hosts Ghana 1-0 to pick the second qualification ticket to the U-17 AFCON. Garba who led the Eaglets to win the U-17 World Cup in 2013, warned the current team not to get carried away.
He said: “They don’t have to be carried away because the celebration for getting to the AFCON must have stopped on the very day we played against Cote d’Ivoire and I believe the coaches would have told them that. The main focus now is the final and like we say final is anybody’s game.”
The Eaglets started their campaign at the tournament with a 4-2 win against host Ghana. They also beat Togo 3-1 to top Group A.
In the semi-finals, they secured a 3-1 win thanks to two well taken free-kicks from Emmanuel Michael and Abdullahi Idris.