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Champions League: Isima hails Pillars, Enyimba

By Kate Obodo
Ex-International Okey Isima has showered encomium on two times CAF champions Enyimba FC of Aba and  Kano Pillars  for their performance in the 2011 CAF Champions League last weekend.

The  former Green Eagles player said the performance of the two Nigerian League sides shows the Nigeria Premier League is improving but stressed the need  for them to work harder in subsequent matches.

“They are all doing great. It shows that the league is improving. And the fact that every player is thriving hard toward the  national assignment is a good thing.

“Concerning the selection of the national team coach Samson Siasia, every player needs  to showcase his  talent  if he wants to be in the  team.

Any selection from the national team coach  should not be based on sentiments . If a player is good I believe Siasia will not hesitate to choose such  player. For a player to be chosen. he  needs to prove himself  in various games before he could  be chosen and I believe that should be  the criteria.

“During our days for a player to be properly recognized by a coach,  he must be in involved in many matches  before he will be  selected. It’s not about playing one game or being in a competition. I believe choosing of  players should be on based on  merit and not on  sentiment ,” Isima concluded.


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