Newly-appointed Super Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo says home-based players must prove they are equal to the task anytime they are invited to play for the national team.
Speaking to Brila FM on Friday morning, Yobo said he believes there are good talents plying their trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, but such players need to take their chances and not be timid when they get called up to the national team.
“We have good players in the local league but they must change their mentality when they are invited to the national team camp because it is different,” Yobo said.
“When they get the opportunity and are invited to the Super Eagles, they must not be shy or timid. They need to take their chances and must be bold to show their qualities because they got the invitation on merit in the first place.”
Yobo also stated that it is up to the head coach to bring the local-based players into the national team.
“Inviting players to the national team is the decision of the coach and there must be good understanding between the head coach and the federation towards such invitations,” Yobo said.
Adding that lack of television coverage also makes it difficult for national team selectors to watch and access the players.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr who recently penned a new contract had been mandated by the NFF to Monitor players in the Nigeria Football Federation, NPFL.
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