President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has stated in no unclear terms that they must restructure the Super Eagles with younger players, according to SL10.com.ng.
The 2017 Africa cup of Nations qualifiers commences in June, and Pinnick believes the current crop of players lack the zeal to represent Africa’s most populous nation, hence his desire to see younger players drafted in.
“If you look at most teams today, players between the ages of seventeen to twenty two, because these are players that are hungry and they are the players for the future and this is what we lack in the Super Eagles.
“There is no hunger in this Super Eagles team and we are going to sit together and highlight these issues with the technical department and they will analyse it and see if it is okay for us to implement.
“We also have to organize technical study groups and so on and this are some of the plans we have for the team.”
Pinnick, who functioned as a match commissioner at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea has also lambasted the Super Eagles, and accused them of lacking the ‘zeal’ and ‘national morale’ to represent Nigeria.