The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to start building a new senior national team, with the focus on younger players.
A senior official of the NFF hinted that the federation is looking at getting younger players to replace the squad, which failed to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup.
The official insists that restructuring the team and selecting what would become of the technical crew would form part of the agenda of the board when they meet after Sunday’s Federation Cup final in Lagos.
NFF officials believe that part of the problems in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers is due to the attitude of the players. They are also of the opinion that most of them are no longer fit to be in the national team.
The NFF, who were in a running battle with Stephen Keshi, prompting the intervention of the President, are of the opinion that Nigeria could have presented better players than some of those that played at the World Cup and featured in the Nations Cup qualifiers.
The younger South African players ran rings around the visibly slower and ponderous Nigerian team in Uyo during the 2-2 draw.