NFF rules out foreign-based players for junior national teams
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Sanusi Mohammed has revealed that no junior national team coaches under the employment of the football house will be allowed to bring in foreign-based players to fortify their squad to restore confidence in the domestic league.
Sanusi, who made this known in a chat, said the failure of the junior national teams in 2019 was due to less attention paid to our domestic competitions as well as activities of club’ agents who are more interested in marketing than developing the players.
He said the glasshouse would focus more on the league by ensuring strict compliance with the rules and regulations governing the game of football as no footballing nation would make an impact at youth competitions organized by CAF/FIFA without sound domestic league.
He further stated that the board of NFF is working on new policies towards restructuring the league in conjunction with League Management Company (LMC).
The Kebbi-born football administrator admitted that 2019 was a difficult year for the glasshouse where the federation recorded low marks in its participation for international competitions but believed that 2020 will be a better year for the round leather game