Forget Mikel, Enyeama, Garba Lawal tells NFF

Posted by News Express | 16 April 2015 | 2,574 times

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Former Super Eagles winger Garba Lawal has advised the nation’s soccer govern­ing body, NFF to stop wasting funds on the in­vitation of the country’s foreign based players.

Lawal said rather than look in the direction of Europe, the NFF should concentrate on the home lads insisting that that is the only way to rebuild the Eagles for the task ahead.

The Atlanta 96 Olym­pic gold medalist stated that if well motivated, the home lads will not only qualify the country for the AFCON 2017 Nations Cup but go there to reenact the South Af­rica 2013 feat.

Lawal, who spoke to AfricanFootball.com, de­clared that inviting foreign-based players is a waste of money.

“We invite them, pay their air ticket refund, pay them allowances and what do they give us? Nothing. No result.

“I think it is better we concentrate on the play­ers in the local league because we have a lot of talent in the league who would deliver for us if they were given the chance,” he said.

Lawal added: “Most of the foreign players we in­vite, if they are not warm­ing the bench, they are playing in some obscure league. So for me I think it is better we stop invit­ing foreign-based play­ers because they have not shown us the winning character.”

*Adapted from Daily Sun. Photo shows Lawal


Source: News Express

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