Dare makes case for home-based players in Super Eagles

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, said  it is important to have more home-based players in the Super Eagles as a matter of national policy.

Dare stressed that it is important to make the domestic league players form part of the national football team in the overall interest of the country.

He noted that home-based or foreign coaches should be encouraged to inject players in the elite league, the Nigeria Premier League in the Super Eagles.

The Minister said: “Our football DNA is the domestic league and we cannot throw it away just like that. I always stress that we need some of the quality players in the league to join other top players in the Eagles.

“There is nothing wrong in taking a decision that 25 percent of the players to be invited to the national camp should be from our league. That way we are elevating the league and we were also developing the standard of football in the country

Dare also drummed up support for the Nigerian coaches, saying no foreign manager will understand the average mentality of the Nigerian footballer more than a Nigerian.

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