Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has called for more inclusion of Home-based players into the main national team.
Dare stated this when he visited the Home-based Super Eagles camp in Abuja ahead of their departure to the United States on Wednesday for the friendly game against Mexico.
The Minister while speaking said he is an advocate of a combination of Home-based and foreign-based players to create a level playing field.
“I’m happy that the conversation and the meetings we’ve had in the past several months with the NFF about changing the phase of our football development is beginning to bear fruits.
“I’m an advocate of a blend of Home-based and foreign-based players to create a level playing field.
“They are all talented, so we need to give them an equal chance to compete for the Nigerian jersey.
“That has been the history and tradition of Nigerian soccer, So the opportunities should be the same.
“Let them fight for the spots. Whether home or foreign-based, it’s your talent that counts.”