Former international defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has called the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to mandate the national team manager to include home-based players in his squad if he eventually retained the job. This is coming as the Federation is set to start discussing a new contract with Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr in January.
Udeze said the regular omission of domestic players from the Super Eagles since Rohr took charge of the team has had a negative effect on the development of the local league.
The former Paok of Greece back-man said it would not augur well for Nigerian football if Rohr were allowed to continue inviting100 percent, foreign-based players, when his contract ends in June 2020.
Udeze also posited that inviting domestic and foreign-based players would go a long way in instilling a healthy competition in the Super Eagles team.
He added that the same approach of touring Europe to get players for the Super Eagles should also be re-enacted in Nigeria when he is reappointed to lead the Eagles.