Players plying their trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League and other leagues in the country will have to raise their game and prove that they are better than their Europe based counterparts if they want to stand a chance of playing for Super Eagles.
This is the view of the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick when speaking on the absence of the home-based players.
Pinnick who was speaking in Abeokuta Ogun State on Tuesday at the foundation stone laying of the Ogun State Football House told reporters present at the MKO Abiola Gateway Stadium, the venue of the ceremony that if the players in the domestic league are doing well, as every coach wants to win and they need good players to achieve their aim.
Amaju Pinnick: “The players from abroad are all Nigerians and please don’t try to separate players playing abroad and home, if players in domestic league are doing very well the coach will call, the part of the contract is to go round the country and see the best players, every coach wants to win and they need good players, don’t let us try to separate players playing abroad and here”.
The Super Eagles as led by Coach Gernot Rohr prosecuted all their 2020 matches without featuring any home-based players, which the coach justified by none activity in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, due to the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus in 2019.
The NPFL returned last weekend with week one fixtures of 2020/2021since March 2020.