Aghahowa offers Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Advice on Home Grown Players


Former Super Eagles forward Julius Aghahowa has joined the clamor for more home based Players in the Men’s NT.

Aghahowa argued that it was necessary to have home grown talent in the Super Eagles and believes their hunger and determination are crucial factors to build the core of a team around.
In the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome & Principe, only Two home based players; Sani Faisal and Adewale Adeyinka, were named in Nigeria’s 27 man squad.
A belabored 2-1 home victory against the Leone Stars was followed by a more emphatic 10-0 trouncing over Sao Tome in Agadir, Morocco.
Nigeria was up 3-0 inside the first half and by the hour mark, the Eagles were up by Six, however only goalkeeper Adeyinka – of the two home based players – was named in the matchday squad.
Speaking on the Jose Peseiro’s decision to overlook the NPFL players, Aghahowa stated that Sao Tome & Principe were relatively an easy opposition on paper and either player should have been given game time in Adrar.
The former Player, who featured for Nigeria 32 times and scored 14 goals, helping the team reach the final of the 2000 AFCON, was on Brila FM’s No Holds Barred with Ex Super Eagles Defender, Ifeanyi Udeze.
‘There are so many talents in the Country and in the NPFL that it’s very hard to convince anybody who has played this game that none, even the two in the squad, couldn’t feature against that Sao Tome & Principe team,’ Aghahowa stated.


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