Kanu: NFF Should Nurture Young Eagles

Former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo, called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to nurture the young talents springing up in the national team, adding that they are the future of the Super Eagles. “We want the young ones to be in the big clubs and play matches in order to improve and also for the coaches to see them.”

Kanu who disclosed this on Friday at a media chat with journalists in Lagos organised by Startimes Nigeria, called on the federation not abandon them, but closely monitor their growth and progress in their different clubs. “When they are in Nigeria, we should support them, and make sure that they are strong. The more years they play for the national team, the better they become. Nigeria is blessed with talents,” he added.

Kanu noted that one of the challenges facing Nigeria’s Super Eagles is selection of right players. The Olympic Gold medallist stated that the country is blessed with abundant talents than many other countries in Africa, but the country has not been able to measure up in international competitions as expected in recent times.


The Eagles striker added: “Nigeria is blessed with talents. There is hardly any country in the world where Nigerians are not playing football. “


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