Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has lauded the Nigeria Premier League saying players in the league are as good as their counterparts anywhere in the world.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP SPORTS after watching an exciting and keenly contested week 13 clash in the Nigeria Premier League between Kwara United of Ilorin and Niger Tornadoes of Minna at the Area 3 Astroturf, Abuja, the former Hawks of Togo coach said what the players in the domestic league need is support and the necessary exposure that will help them up their game.
“I am impressed with the performance of the two teams. It shows that our league is not all that bad and we have good players in the league who can be compared and compete with any player in the world if given the necessary support and exposure. The home based players need our support and we should all encourage them to improve,” he said.
When asked whether he has spotted two or three players that he could try for the Super Eagles, Keshi heaped praises on former Dream Team V midfielder, Usman Amodu, who thundered a free kick which gave Kwara United a late equaliser that ended the game 2-2. “I have known him for such thunderous kicks. Immediately he stepped forward to take the kick, I told my colleagues who were with me that if the opposing team is not careful, he will score and he scored a wonderful goal.
“He is a good player. I knew him from the Olympic team but he has dropped in form recently. He needs to be consistent if he wants to be a good player. All the players in the local league will have their chance in the Super Eagles because we are trying to build a team,” he concluded.