53 year old head Coach of the Golder Eaglets of Nigeria Garba Manu has told the media he intends to win the 2019 Under 17 AFCON title.

Success in Tanzania will be Nigeria’s first since they last won the trophy in 2013 and a great progress for Nigeria after missing out on the 2017 competition in Gabon.

“I think we are here to win this trophy and it starts with our first game against Tanzania”

Coach Manu previously managed the Under 17 & 20 Teams of Nigeria and in that time,he won the Under 17 World Cup with Nigeria in 2013 and the Under 20 AFCON 2 years later with nearly the same generation of players.

Coach Manu and his boys will start their search for Nigeria’s 3rd Under 17 AFCON title against host Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam this Sunday.

Angu Lesley

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