The Team Manager of El Marino Sports Club Lagos, Mr. Anthony Akamagwuna has advised the Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr to infuse more local players into the national team while stressing that, talents abound in the Nigerian local league if properly evaluated.
Akamagwuna gave the advice while addressing newsmen shortly after he was returned as Team Manager of the prestigious Lagos sports club, El Marino, during their Annual General Meeting which held recently in Asaba.
Also elected during the meeting were Charles Igbinidu – Secretary General, Paul Asamota – Deputy Sec. Gen, Ignatius Njoku – Team Captain, Edirin Yubvovwre -Financial Sec., Babatunde Adebayo – Welfare Sec., Godwin Edomaruse – Dep. Welfare Sec. amongst others.
In his words: “Although the Super Eagles are doing well at the moment, there is still need for the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the national team coach, Gernot Rohr to properly access our local league for local players that can be invited to the Super Eagles team.
“I believe that there are talents there who can replace our aging players. What they need is an opportunity to prove themselves and build their confidence” he said.
Akamagwuna also called for the rejuvenation of the moribund Principals Cup football competition for Secondary Schools explaining that, it is a
viable platform for the discovery of raw talents and an effective tool for football development in the country.
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