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Shorunmu: Local Goalkeepers Will Get More Opportunities In Super Eagles

Shorunmu: Local Goalkeepers  Will Get More Opportunities In Super Eagles

Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Ike Shorummu has insisted that there are better goalkeepers in the Nigeria Professional Football League that can be the senior national team number one goalkeeper.

Shorunmu made this known in an interview on Brila FM, where he noted that the technical crew will soon look inward for quality goalkeepers in the local league.

“We are looking inwards, we would be more of our League because it is better we start from home, all our qualifiers are played in Africa, we have experimented enough,” Shorummu told Brila FM.

“But then, we need to look inward back home here in our league and we will see how far it goes.

“When the league settles down, we will now look into our programme and fit it into their own programme.”

Recall that the likes of Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka Okoye have failed to impress between the sticks.

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  • MONKEY POST 1 year ago

    WHAT will now HAPPEN to UZOHO and OKOYE?


  • It is sad that Nigerian officials in power have not done thier research or fail to know this that. All the top exports coming out of Nigeria have not played locally they all come from the Academies then Europe at a young age and they become acclimatized to high level ball even, Terim Moffi. Of recent who West Ham want to sign for £20+M is an Axademy product. Nigeria league at the moment does not produce good talent unless they have some exposure abroad first and then find thier way to SE via good performances in European league. The last Time Nigeria league produced good players directly from the league to SE was in the 90’s… I don’t get it why are these people so backward why can’t they do some research it is really not that hard. This pushing NPFL agenda is baseless those players bring nothing to SE. Look at the likes of even Raphael Onyedika you name it.. they all do well after European exposure. Straight from the league is bringing the standard of our ball down. What is this. Nigeria exports from Nigeria mostly make it from Academies to Youth National teams then clubs in Europe snap them up from there at the ages of 12-16 and so forth. NPFL is not a bed for Talent the talent leaves Nigeria from NPFL anyway. Then next season these fools keep pushing the same locally based player rubbish what is All this bikonu!!!!!!!!!

    • We can make a case for Enyeama. He was good enough but back then Enyimba won the Champions league back to back. I dont see Nigerian clubs doing that so what is all this fuss to include Nigerian local based players. Why can’t we play to our strengths and use this Tome in restructuring the league so in 4 or 5 years time we have credible players that we can make a case for because as of now there are no players that a of high quality in NPFL and has been so for years unless they are lucky to move to Europe and work thier football to a high standard.

  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    We have better goalies in Nigeria. I will recommend Nwabali to Ike Shorunmu. We have seen enough of Uzoho and Okoye, and it is time for Ike to raise the bar.

    I said it here sometime ago that we have so many good keepers in the NPFL that can compete with Uzoho and Okoye. Nwabali is a local keeper who can challenge Uzoho and Okoye in goal any day at any time.

    Adeleye and Nwabali deserve a chance. I am very confident that they won’t disappoint us. What coach Agu and Oga Rohr failed to do when they were in charge of the Super Eagles, Ike Shorunmu, can do it much better if NFF allows him to do his job. Ike needs to put sentiment aside for now and do the needful. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Adiele Nwankpa 1 year ago

      Nwabali is no longer playing in Nigeria. He plays in South Africa now. Hence he’s no longer homebased.

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