Former Super Eagles and Reading defender Sam SODJE has advised Nigerian players to set a target of playing in the English Premier League for themselves.
Sodje in a chat with brila.net offered this advice to Nigerian players both foreign and home-based following the start of the 2020/2021 EPL season.
“The EPL is the best league and every player in the world not only Nigerian players should work hard in order to get a chance to appear in the League,” Sodje told brila.net.
”Not just Nigerian players, I think a lot of footballers at the moments will prefer the EPL because of the attention and opportunities that comes with playing in the League. It’s prestigious.
”EPL gives every footballer a platform where people recognize your talent easily and fast, I will advise every player to come to play in the premier league.
Sodje represented 10 different English clubs during his 15-year football career. In November 2005, Sodje made his debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly defeat to Romania in Bucharest, playing the full 90 minutes. After some impressive performances for Leeds United Sodje was recalled to the Nigerian squad for friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and France at the end of the 08/09 season.
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