By Jeremiah Umahi
Former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju (popularly known as the headmaster) has said that players plying their trade in the NPFL must be ready to take up responsibility when they are called up for national assignment.
The former Real Sociedad of Spain striker reckons that players in the local league are still a work in progress and can become good with time.
Speaking exclusively with AOIfootball.com, Mutiu stressed further that NPFL players must continue to improve their game and make sure they are in good shape so that if the national team coaches decide to pick any of them to represent Nigeria, they will not look like fish out of water.
“Our local league players are a work in progress; it is only the national team coaches that know when they will invite them and who they will invite.
“All the players should get ready so that they will play well anytime they are called upon.”
“They must continue to improve themselves in every game they play so that they will be ready. I believe we have the talents and quality in our league; the rest now depends on the coaches to select the quality and the kind of player they want,” said Adepoju.
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