Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba says the haste among young goalkeepers to travel abroad and sign for foreign clubs, while ignoring the development of their skills, is chiefly the reason why most don’t fulfill their potentials.
Aiyenugba insists that goalkeepers might typically require longer time than outfield players to hon the basic skills that’ll help improve their game when they eventually move abroad, but worries that most don’t seem to be patient.
Speaking in an interview with Brila FM, he emphasized the importance of veterans offering up guidance and mentorship for the younger Players, “because of the pitfalls that litter the road to stardom”.
“The young ones, they still need a lot of knowledge. At their age or years in the game, they’ll make a lot of mistakes, it’s the game. They don’t want to start from the basics, they want to travel, and this is affecting the national team the most.”
Dele Aiyenugba is currently with NPFL side, Kwara United, and has enjoyed longevity in his football career.
He won the CAF Champions League with Enyimba before his move abroad, to the Israeli League, where he spent a considerable time.
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