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More Home-based Players Should Be Invited To Super Falcons —Eucharia Uche

More Home-based Players Should Be Invited To Super Falcons  —Eucharia Uche

Former Nigeria international Eucharia Uche has said more home based players need to be invited to the Super Falcons, as they prepare for this year’s FIFA women’s World Cup.

The Falcons will be making their ninth appearance at the World Cup since their debut in 1991.

They will face Olympic champions Canada, co-host of this year’s edition Australia and debutants Republic of Ireland.

In February the Falcons featured in the Revelation Cup invitational tournament in Mexico and paraded mostly foreign based players.

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Few days ago, head coach Randy Waldrum invited 23 players for next month’s friendly games with Haiti and New Zealand.

And only three players from the Nigeria Women’s Professional League made the cut.

And former Falcons coach Uche, said more home based players should get call up to beef up the team.

The idea of mixing home based with foreign based is ideal and if you ask me I would say we should invite more home based players,” Uche said on Brila FM’s Sports Machine on Friday.

“I don’t think it has gotten to the extent where we will only be depending on the foreign based. Most of these girls we don’t know the kind of league they play abroad so you don’t depend solely on them.

“So it shouldn’t be that because a player is abroad so such a player is World Cup bound, I don’t believe in that. I feel the team need more home based players.“

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  • Is your Home League any good. What is wrong with all these Nigerians Living at home. What is really wrong with them. all this self Sabotaging is no good Home Based this Home Based that. Yes You don’t know what kind Of league they are playing abroad is because you don’t have a Television But I can guarantee you one thing the league they are playing abroad is better than our own Nigerian League I am sure by Miles. Most of these girls are playing in Europe and America the best leagues in the World.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      @Ugo I’m not supporting Homebase stuff but a team assembled by this lady will defeat the Falcons led by Waldrum. So she has a point!!!

      • @Chima E Samuels We just need a better coach I am in agreence with you there. But to say We need more home based players is not good because we possess some of the best players in the world i.e. Asisat Oshoala, Ajibade, Plumptre, Ifeoma Onumonu just to name a few. look at our list all our girls are playing in the best league we just need a sound coach we dominated Africa with International stars for decades so to say we should now rely on more home based is sacrilege. A better coach is what we need.

        African female teams have never done well in World Cup for some reason or another but if there is any African female team that stands a chance to do that it is currently Super Falcons, Bayana Bayama and Morocco Female teams. But SF has the best chance with a good coach.

      • benakay 1 year ago

        She has no point. She is still living in the 19th century. Common sense would tell her that the world of Football has changed since her time.
        All of Nigeria’s best players, even the home born and breed ones, are overseas.
        So, is she saying that the coach should discard the likes of Oshoala, Ajibade, Halimatu, Okobi, Ucheibe and others, so that the coach can accomodate Home based players?
        If you listed the top 30 Nigerian players, of which 23 will be picked to represent us at the WWC, which home based player is BETTER than anyone of the 23?
        We need to employ common sense before making statements and not sure Uche Eucheria did.

        • josh 1 year ago

          Eucheria said more home based players needed to be invited to the super falcons. I don’t think that assertion is wrong. What is wrong in letting home based players fight for a place in the team? Especially when you consider the charade that Waldrum is producing for Nigeria with the super falcons. All the Oshoalas, Ordegas, Okosiemes, Omagbemis of this world came from the same much maligned female domestic league. Let there be equity and fair play in the selection of players to all the national teams.

          Are we saying that there are no home based defenders who can take the place of the now slowed down Ebi, Ordega and all the other players that can no longer compete strength for strength with younger players from the domestic league. If you watch Asisat Oshoala closely you’ll notice that she is gradually slowing down. She is still scoring so much goals in Barcelona because she is playing with good quality players. Let her come and play with these current players in the super falcons, it is then you’ll realize she’s gradually slowing down and needs to work extra hard to produce her club form for the super falcons. So, there is nothing wrong in giving more home based players the chance to fight for a place in the super falcons.

          • benakay 1 year ago

            Comments like yours are the kind of baseless statements that people make without availing themselves of the facts – more like dog whistles, to push a ‘home based only’ narrative.

            Since Randy Waldrum took over, have there not been multiple home based players he has invited? He took Twelve (12) home based players to the US on his very first friendly tournament against Jamaica, Portugal and the US in Houston. He has since invited young homebased players (at the time) like Ikechukwu, Demehin, Imuran, Abiodun, Gift Monday, Ogbonna, and a lot of others BUT to you and Ucheria, that is not good enough. I would argue that Randy might have even invited MORE homebased players than she ever did, when she was in charge. You see where the folly lies?
            The REAL objective for her is to further her true agenda, which is a Xenophobic one.

        • josh 1 year ago

          It is meaningless to respond to you going by your last statement in your reply to my response to your comment. That statement shows the kind of mindset you have.

  • ADEYEMI 1 year ago

    When is Salisu Yusuf and his team going to come back from Morocco after the 2:0 defeat to Guinea? These guys need a hero welcome for shaming Nigerians as expected. We have been waiting at the airport to receive them but couldn’t see a lookalike.

    Don’t be surprised to see Salisu Yusuf’s name as Director of Sport in NFF or Kano state

  • Home-based means a player is not good enough! The Super Falcons should not become a pic nic for mediocre girls.

  • Is Eucharia illiterate that she can’t read the clubs the Super Falcons play in which the media publishes periodically?

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