Eagles Coach – Home Based Players Not Good Enough For Super Eagles Action


As the debate continue over the none inclusion of home based players in the senior national team of Nigeria under new manager Gernot Rohr, a new dimension has been brought into the drag.


There has been calls for the likes of MFM Stephen Odey who has taken the league in Nigeria by storm with 13 goals this season to be called up to the team.

Salisu Yusuf who acts as one of the assistants of the Franco-German Technical Adviser of the team has revealed that the players presently don’t have the capacity to dislodge the foreign base players ahead of them.

““No player in the NPFL is good enough for the Super Eagles at the moment”, Yusuf said, after he was asked why there were no [outfield] locally based player in the latest [current] national team selection”, he told Lagos Talks 91.3Fm.

Speaking on the Anglo Nigerians who trained with the team in London, the former Kano Pillars boss said they were called up to help the team have two teams for a test game among themselves following the cancellation of the Burkina Faso friendly

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“Those players we invited, we invited them because Burkina Faso couldn’t come for the game. We wanted to have a friendly game between us but we didn’t have enough player.”

“So we invited the players closeby with Nigerian citizenship to join us. We didn’t invite them to the National team.”

*Ade Emmanuel