Rivers United Striker and Member of Stephen Keshi’s AFCON winning Squad Azubuike Egwuekwe has called on Super eagles Coaches to Emulate Late Stephen Keshi by Inviting More Home Based players to the team.
The former super sport united striker made this call in an exclusive interview with Completesports where he spoke about his travails abroad
Egwuekwe, 30, won the 2013 AFCON with Super Eagles in South Africa, and made the national team cut for both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup finals in 2014 both in Brazil.
Being one of the recent generation of Nigerian footballers to have plied their trade overseas and returned to add quality and glamour to the domestic top flight the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Egwuekwe asked Super Eagles coaches to emulate late Stephen Keshi who gave home based eagles the opportunity to represent super Eagles at international level.
“All that I’m saying is, even if they are inviting national team players from abroad, they should as well encourage two or three players from the local league. That will boost the morale of the other players who are still playing in the Nigerian league, believing that if they do well, they could be invited to the national team,” the super eagle’s striker said.
After stints at Nasarawa United, Yerima Strikers, Egwuekwe featured for Warri Wolves before joining Finnish side, KuPS. From there he moved to SuperSport United of South Africa and later Al Nasr of Libya, before moving back to NPFL to join Rivers United for the 2019/2020 season.