Coach of the Flying Eagles of Nigeria, Manu Garba has been accused of bribery by a football agent who claims
that he paid the sum of N500, 000 so his players can be picked for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
According to reports, Prince Ogbonna, who is Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Sports Ambassador, claims to have the documentary evidence to back up his claims that he paid the Naira equivalent of $2, 500 to invite his players for screening ahead of the World Cup.
It was claimed that Manu Garba sent his account number through his phone, and he has promised to return the
Ogbonna who is a former footballer claims that Garba failed to honour his part of the agreement.
Manu Garba who led the Flying Eagles to the on-going U-20 World Cup has however threatened to sue Prince Ogbonna.
“This is arrant nonsense and a malicious story. I don’t know Prince Ogbonna and have never collected any money from anybody called Prince Ogbonna,” the 55-year-old coach is quoted to say by All Nigeria Soccer.
“He should publish the name of the account, bank name, account number and date when he paid the money.
“I will sue him for character assassination. Please inform him and the whole world that I am not on Facebook.”
“What is wrong with Manu that he is saying he doesn’t know Prince Ogbonna, one of the most popular sports figures in Nigeria?