The Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has been given a marching order by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to immediately inject at least 25% home based players into the team, realsportscast24.co.uk Reports.
This is to strengthen the Nigeria league as well as give opportunities to home based players.
According to the statement emanating from the Sports Ministry “Our National Team must have an injection of home based players drawn from the professional league. The Technical Adviser must live in Nigeria and monitor the professional league in order to pick talented home lads. Players must be picked on their current form weekly. This idea of asking his assistants to monitor the domestic game is unacceptable. NFF must establish a camp where players assemble to train.”
The statement further said, “Technical Adviser must watch weekly games preferably the top of the table fixtures as it is done in other countries. NFF must explore and commence the provision of contents when it comes to the games played in the NPFL on an incremental basis.”