By Jeremiah Umahi
Former Super Eagles’ player, Edema Fuludu has said that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr should have used the double friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso to try predominantly new players and home based players.
According to him instead of playing most of our regulars, the German tactician should have toyed with the game to discover new talents.
The Tunisia ‘94 Nations Cup-winning midfielder, stressed that Rohr must borrow a leaf from the late Stephen Keshi’s philosophy of carrying along the local lads, and not be too conscious of winning or losing friendly games.
“Nigeria has a very large pool of players and if we didn’t have this large pool, we will be concentrating more on a particular set of players. So, we can just toy with friendly games by picking people from different places to come and show their abilities. “Winning friendly games is very good no doubt, but if you don’t feature new people, how can you see new players that will change some of the older ones that are struggling?”
“Even if you lose a friendly game, you will be able to detect two or three quality players that will come into the team; I am not against us playing the known faces but my worry is that we are not giving opportunity to our league players like the late Stephen Keshi did in his days,” Fuludu concluded.
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