Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, on Saturday restated his call for massive inclusion of home-based players in the Super Eagles, especially now that the country has qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria that Nigeria-based players had the energy and resilience required for African tournament.
He said that a mixture of the national team with considerable number of players from Nigerian clubs would stimulate excellence in all faculties of the team.
He said: “Our Nigeria-based players are very good and their combination with the foreign-based will yield results.
“Moreover, we know them by their actions in our premier league, but some of those foreign-based play in lower division clubs.”
The coach, who expressed confidence in the capability of home-based players, said some of them in the Super Eagles were better than the foreign-based.
He urged Gernot Rohr to give home-based players a chance which, he said, would galvanise the team for greater glory in Cameroon.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Super Eagles goalkeeper in their last crackers against South Africa plies his trade with Enyimba FC of Aba.
Nigeria on Saturday, November 17, qualified for the Nations Cup by drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Johannesburg.