Nduka Ugbade : Nigeria’s Football needs ‘Discover and Nurture’ plan

Nduka Ugbade : Nigeria’s Football needs ‘Discover and Nurture’ plan

Former Nigeria U-20 Assistant Coach, Nduka Ugbade has lamented on the absence of the flying Eagles in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World cup taking place in South Korea.

Former Super Eagles player – Nduka Ugbaje, has blamed the flying Eagles absence in the 2017 U-20 world cup on the inability of Nigeria’s football body in following a concise ‘Discover and Nurture’ plan in recent times.

The flying Eagles were knocked out on away goals by Sudan in the qualifiers for the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.


After defeating Sudan in the first leg in Khartoum by 2-1, the flying Eagles lost to their counterparts 4-3 in Nigeria at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

In a chat with Brila FM, Nduka Ugbaje has called on NPFL clubs to exploit the incentives given to them by the League Management Company (LMC) in featuring young players in the league which in turn will help the national team coaches in recruiting players for future FIFA tournaments.

Representatives of Africa at this year’s U-20 world cup are Senegal, Guinea, South Africa and CAF U-20 AFCON champions – Zambia.

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