BY JUDE OPARA
MORE than three months after they crashed out of the qualifiers for the 2017 African Youth Championship and the African U—17 Championship, the duo of Coach Manu Garba and Emmanuel Amuneke will soon know their fate concerning their engagement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The federation has been silent on whether to retain their services or not, a development that had confused the affected coaches because in the interim there is little or nothing they will be doing with the NFF.
Technical Director of the NFF, Coach Bitrus Bewarang told Sports Vanguard that the technical department will be making its position known to everybody after the meeting which he sad will take place before the end of the year.
He also revealed that after the said meeting, the NFF will be speaking on the fate of other national team coaches like the national U—23 team which represents the country at both the All Africa Games and the Olympic Games.
However, Bewarang hinted that the federation will decide the fate of the coaches based on their performance, adding that it will not be proper to just take a blanket decision on all the coaches.
“Yes the technical department and the technical committee will be meeting very soon hopefully before the end of the year. That meeting is where the fate of the national team coaches will be decided. Honestly, for now there is no decision taken on them.
“Let me equally add that by what I believe is reasonable, there will be no blanket decision on them. Each coach will be assessed based on his level of performance. Some of them may have lost out but that does not mean in my opinion that they are not good coaches. We have to look extensively into all what contributed in their crashing out.