Members of the Nigerian U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, have been warned that only merit would guarantee them a place in the national team.
The warning was handed down to them by ex-Barcelona star, and coach of the team, Emmanuel Amuneke.
“We are not under any obligation to keep any player that would not be useful to us,” warned the coach.
“The reason we picked you amongst thousands is because we believe in you but it is now left for you to convince us that you can do the job”
The former Nigerian international warned the players that they have an enormous task ahead of them.
He also added that they must take routine training sessions and friendly matches seriously.