Talented Players Abound In NPFL, Let’s Invest – Eguavoen
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles interim Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen has called for more investment into the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL disclosing that there are huge talented players in the league, www.besychoicesports.com.ng can report.
Since his reapportionment as the interim Technical Adviser of the team after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cameroon, Mr Eguavoen have been visiting match venues during NPFL matches to watch the domestic players in action.
“About a week ago. Lobi Stars 🆚 Kwara United.
“Talents abound so much in the Nigerian Professional Football League. NPFL Info 💚
“Let’s invest in our League. 🇳🇬 🦅” the coach said on his Facebook timeline
Eguavoen’s statement has cast doubts on Gernot Rohr, former handler of the team, who for five years he was in charge, had insisted that the league does not have quality players to be drafted into the Super Eagles
Rohr rarely invited domestic league players to his camp and on the few occasions he did, he never gave them chance to play
Late coach Stephen Keshi won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa with injection of 6 home-based players into his final squad
Nigeria is set to take on perennial rivals Ghana in the final qualifying play-off matches for the 2022 World Cup next month. It is not yet clear if Mr Eguavoen will hand invitation to the NPFL players to be part of the squad.
However, it should be noted that his 2021 AFCON squad had only one domestic player, John Noble, a goalkeeper from Enyimba International FC