Garba Searches For Success Replacement
Coach Manu Garba and his team will return to training today at the Al Ain stadium in readiness for Tuesday’s round of 16match with Iran at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
The training will give the coach the opportunity to know the options to use in the absence of striker Success Isaac, who has been ruled out of the tournament. They will also train on Monday at the same stadium.
After their 5-0 demolition job of Iraq at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai on Friday, the Nigerians are in buoyant mood to continue their winning tradition against another Arabian side and coach Manu Garba will fancy his side’s chances of beating the Iranians.
The team Doctor confirmed to the NFF that Success will have no part to play in the tournament after tearing his hamstring in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw against Sweden.
“He is out and that is not good for us but this team have quality players and I believe that the other players like Awoniyi, who came in for him, would live up to expectations”, said NFF technical department official Emmanuel Ikpeme.
He tipped the Eaglets to reach the final of the tournament.