Invited overseas based mostly gamers have been given a stern warning by the coach of the Nigeria U20 group Ladan Bosso as the group step up their preparation for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Bosso Invited as many as ten gamers plying their commerce overseas and they are anticipated to group up with the gamers based mostly in Nigeria who began coaching at the camp of the group two days in the past. It’s the closing section of preparation earlier than the U20 AFCON in Egypt subsequent month.
The coach made it clear that all invited overseas based mostly gamers should be in the camp in Abuja to present their price as he gained’t entertain having them be part of the group throughout their deliberate enjoying tour or upon arrival in Egypt for the match.
*As you can see, two overseas based mostly gamers are already right here, no overseas based mostly will meet me in my coaching tour camp or the match venue, it’s not attainable, they have to come right here, they have to showcase what they have, they have to combat with the native boys, if they’re higher off why not, but if they can’t beat these ones right here, it means they have no area”, he stated after the group’s first coaching session.
Pressed on the problem of gamers born overseas, the coach stated he is open to having them in his group if they present they are higher than the ones he has at the second. He stated it’s higher to have them built-in into the system at a younger age than wait for them to blossom earlier than attempting to persuade them to swap allegiance to Nigeria.
“We are all Nigerians and it’s not about talent, you are playing in Nigeria from the academy, now you have gone to play professional football in Europe, at least let’s give them hope that they’re Nigerians”
“Let them come and play for their country, if we say because they’re foreign based we don’t want to use them at this level, it means we are not doing good for them and for ourselves because tomorrow they can be better off and they can pledge their allegiance to other countries what will happen”?
“So they must be better than what we have at home before they can be part of this team”.