Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro has revealed he has seen footballers performing well and eligible to play for Nigeria but will only invite players ‘motivated’ and eager to play for the Super Eagles.
Peseiro acknowledges he is aware of players of Nigeria descent starting abroad such as Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Folarin Balogun, Carney Chukwuemeka, Tosin Adarabioyo, Noni Madueke and he insist he will invite the right players for the team while reiterating the focus of winning AFCON.
“There are many, many players at the moment that can play for Nigeria. You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players.” Peseiro said in an interview with the Mirror
“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time, we discovered, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.
“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training. For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with the quality to create a good national team.
“But it’s not easy to choose the right players. We try to see them in the match, and after that, I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON.
“But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us.”