Two Nigerian football coaches, Tunde Disu and Ndubisi Nduka have hailed Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi for inviting 28 domestic league players for the friendly against Jordan on October 28.
Disu, Technical Director, Lagos Junior League (J-League), said in Lagos that Keshi’s strategy of using local players to prosecute the friendly would help soccer development in the country.
He said that such a trend would spur the home-based players to aim higher as well as rekindle their hopes for a better tomorrow.
“The players, knowing that they can be called up to the Super Eagles, will strive to put in their best which will result in improvement for our league.
“It will spur local players to greater heights,” Disu said.
According to him, the spontaneous call-up of home league players to the National teams will ignite the league with the required flair and make the competition attractive to spectators.
Nduka, the estranged Head Coach of Heartland FC of Owerri, said the idea of calling up home-based players was in line with the local standards for the development of the game.
The coach, who had been on indefinite suspension since August, said that two of his players were among those called up for the international friendly.
“This is a plus for me,”the coach also told NAN.
He thanked Keshi for the selection, saying it has lent credence to the good jobs of local coaches.
NAN reports that Daniel Akpeyi and Benjamin Francis were the players from Heartland invited for the friendly taking place in the Jordanian capital, Amman.