Assistant Coach of the Flying Eagles, Nduka Ugbade, on Friday called for the implementation of programmes that would help to develop football into a profitable venture for sportsmen and women.
Ugbade gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
He said that every game could thrive only if it had a strong foundation.
He said: “If you rely only on potential and you refuse to develop that potential to become profitable for usage, you know what is going to happen.
“You will only be playing on formation.
“When you play on information you will last longer and be able to do more important things in the future.
“You will have success and your success will be enduring.
“But the thing is that our nation must – we must remove from our mentality, the issue of only potential or talents.
“Talent is no longer enough.
“You must develop it to become profitable for usage.
“So Nigeria should be able to rule Africa and rule out there in the world.”