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Ahmed Musa advocates for more home based players in Super Eagles



By Wale Mustapha

Captain of Nigeria senior men’s national team, Ahmed Musa has called for inclusion of more players from domestics league in the country’s national team.

In a monitored radio interview on Friday Musa said the Nigerian league has developed with lot of talents that are rip to make the Super Eagles’ set up.

Nigeria has had history of having players from domestic league making the national team for major tournaments and have gone on to make remarkable impacts.

Readily come to mind was the duo of Sunday Mbah and Godfrey Oboabona who were instrumental to Nigeria winning its third and last African Cup of Nations, AFCON title in 2013.

According to the most capped player for Nigeria, he said in Lagos: “We need to make sure that we give our local players a chance to be able to go to the national team and showcase their talent and be part of that.

“The coaches need to believe in them to showcase their best for the team. It’s fundamental to go back to our local league to get the best from the team.”

Enyimba captain, Ojo Olorunleke and his counterpart from Insurance, Amas Obasogie are the only two players (goalkeepers) in the current set up of Super Eagles.

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