|Golden Eaglets Coach, Manu Garba|
The organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) has commended the Head Coach of the Golden Eaglets, Coach Manu Garba who is one of the nominees for the Coach of the Year category of the award for leading his side to the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Kayode Idowu, General Manager, Unmissable Incentives Limited, organisers of the award explained that Coach Manu Garba and the Golden Eaglets deserve commendation for their brilliant performance during the tournament which is enough impetus to gear them up to go all the way for the title.
“The Golden Eaglets started the competition on a very good note and as a body, the Nigerian Sports Award is very proud of the performance of the team and indeed the coach who is one of the nominees for the 2013 edition of the awards” he said.
“We appreciate the job done by the coaching crew for parading the best legs for the championship. This is one of the best teams the country has ever produced in the age grade competitions. The players are the future players for our national team. Coach Garba has also shown the world that he has the quality to handle the national team, having won the title as assistant to coach late Yemi Tella in 2007 in Korea.”
Idowu further stressed that the voting phase of the award is still ongoing and called on Nigerian Sorts enthusiasts to vote for their nominees of choice via SMS by sending the abbreviation SMOTY (nominees – Mike, Moses & Mba) or SWOTY (nominees – Okagbare, Cecelia & Orji) and the name of the preferred nominee to 33140 for the Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year award respectively.
He revealed that the weekly draws will commence this week to reward voters, where 5 lucky members of the public will be rewarded with 3 NOKIA ASHA 501 phones & 2 VIP passes weekly through an electronic draw for their participation.
While assuring of the preparedness and readiness of the organisers to hold the event on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Muson Centre, Lagos, Kayode Idowu added that the party will begin from Calabar on November 16 when the Super Eagles would play Ethiopia in the last Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying match.