Ex Internationals key to Growth of Nigerian Football, Benedict Akwuegbu tells NFF

Ex Internationals key to Growth of Nigerian Football, Benedict Akwuegbu tells NFF

Former Super Eagles forward, Benedict Akwuegbu has said the NFF needs to bring more Ex- Internationals on board to promote football in Nigeria.

Akwuegbu, who earned 30 caps playing for Nigeria between 2000 and 2005 per Wikipedia, said the former players of the national team have too much experience and knowledge to help drive Nigerian football to the next level.

‘The NFF should work more with ex-internationals because their experiences playing abroad is invaluable and can help our football grow,


‘I recognize that the FA is working with a couple of my teammates now, but they need to open the doors to more. The likes of Taribo West and Celestine Babayaro were huge in their day, we should have them contributing to our football as ambassadors of the NFF.’

The former striker, 42, is now a Technical Director at his boyhood club, Mighty Jets FC in Jos.

He said the club is working its way up the ranks through the lower divisions in the Nigerian league.

‘We are hoping to return to the heights of the past. We want to return to the top division of Nigerian club football,’ Akwuegbu told brila.net

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