Former Super Eagles Coach, Peterside Idah has knocked the invitation of too many “oyinbos” in the team, describing it as inimical to the “structure of the domestic league”.
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick described the policy as “champagne scouting” , with the intention of plucking players of Nigerian origin from top European leagues, but Idah insists that the Eagles should have more home based players in the current squad.
Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr returned to Europe last month where the Eagles played an international friendly against Senegal and a practice game; after Burkina Faso pulled out off a planned friendly.
The German opened the doors to more players including Chelsea academy graduate, Ola Aina, who has only made five senior appearances for the club.
Though he admits his comments were controversial, Idah told brila.net that it was made in good faith.
He stated that while the foreign players are also Nigerians, the league structure and the home based players’ growth should also be taken into consideration.
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