Ahmed Musa Advocates for Local Talent: Calls for Inclusion of Homegrown Players in Super Eagles
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to prioritize the inclusion of star players from the local league.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Let’s Do It Again’ campaign in Lagos, Musa emphasized the importance of supporting and integrating homegrown talent in the national team.
Let’s Do It Again: Ahmed Musa’s Plea for the Integration of Local Players in Super Eagles
At the campaign launch, Musa expressed his belief in the potential of the Super Eagles to win the Cote d’Ivoire 2024 African Cup of Nations.
Supporting Local Stars: Ahmed Musa’s Call for Inclusion of Nigerian League Players in Super Eagles
Musa, a product of Nigeria’s youth development system, acknowledged the contribution of overseas-born players but emphasized that adding home-based players is essential for the team’s long-term success.
He called on the NFF to encourage coaches to scout for domestic talents.
Ahmed Musa Stresses Importance of Homegrown Talent in Super Eagles’ Long-Term Success
Highlighting his own journey, Musa stated, “I started from the local league and grew to play overseas.” He believes that integrating players who have risen through the ranks of the Nigerian league can strengthen the foundation of the national team.
Local Talent Matters: Ahmed Musa’s Plea for NFF to Prioritize Home-Based Players
Expressing concern about players’ motivations to move abroad, Musa pointed out the need for Nigerian league clubs to meet their financial obligations to players.
Timely payments, according to him, play a crucial role in retaining talents and discouraging them from seeking opportunities abroad.
Inclusive Selection: Ahmed Musa Urges NFF to Scout and Support Domestic Talents
In addition to calling for the inclusion of local talent, Musa addressed the negative impact of criticism and pressure on the national team.
He appealed to fans and journalists to provide more encouragement, recognizing that undue negativity affects players’ performance and may lead to premature retirements.
Conclusion: Ahmed Musa’s Vision – Building a Strong Super Eagles with a Blend of Local and Overseas Talent
Ahmed Musa’s vision for the Super Eagles involves building a formidable team that combines the strengths of both local and overseas talent. As the ‘Let’s Do It Again’ campaign aims to rally support for the team’s quest in the Cote d’Ivoire 2024 African Cup of Nations, Musa believes that achieving success requires a holistic approach and recognition of the potential within the Nigerian league.