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WAFU Cup: Chukwu hails home-based Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has hailed the home-based Super Eagles for their brilliant performance against Black Stars in ongoing West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations.

The home-based Super Eagles on Monday defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2-0 in their last group game to progress to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations.

The home-based Super Eagles goals came from Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Tony Okpotu, at the 54 minute and in three minutes later, Plateau United’s Peter Eneji, scored; thus, score-board ended 2 – 0 in favour of the Eagles.

Chukwu told NAN in Enugu on Tuesday that they achieved a wonderful result, which put the team back in contention for the cup.

He noted that the brilliant performance shows we have a crop of quality players back home in the NPFL.

“Their brilliance indicates that there is a need to consider players in the NPFL in the main Super Eagles team.

“So, these young boys should be injected into the main Super Eagles to further expose their talents and prowess,’’ he said.

Chukwu, former Super Eagles Captain, said that it was wrong to believe that if you as a player do not play outside the country “you cannot get a call-up to the main Super Eagles team’’. punch

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