Why S’Eagles coach, Peseiro must come and live in Nigeria – Christian Chukwu

Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu has advised the current manager, Jose Peseiro to come and live in Nigeria, have a mixture of foreign based players and those in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) in the National team if he wants to achieve positive result.

Chukwu made the recommendation during an interview with Complete Sports on Sunday, using the opportunity to draw attention to Peseiro’s failure to give the home based players the chance to prove their worth.

Peseiro live in Nigeria

The former Nigeria international Chukwu who coached the Super Eagles from 2003 to 2006 told, said the country does not have ”a team” hence why the coach must stay in Nigeria to discover and train players.

He said; “Our coach should come and stay with us in Nigeria. We have a lot of talents in Nigeria, in our local league and when you don’t camp and train them and forget about this we have a match, we come on Thursday, they train on Friday, they play on Saturday and they disperse again. We don’t have a team.

“Let’s come back home, all those playing overseas are good players. They have the opportunities, we have those players back home who are equally good but they don’t have that opportunity to go abroad and play and if you come here and discover them, let you be their manager and then expose them to the Europe people. We have players who are very good, better than the foreign-based players but they don’t have the opportunity.

“You have to come home and discover them and train them. I am not saying they should not be mixed with the foreign-based. Invite the foreign-based but give the home-based opportunity. They are the ones you can use to get anything you want to get.

“As far as I am concerned we don’t have a national team now because even our caches stay abroad, he comes with the players to come and play and travel again. He should come and reside here, let us work together, we are ready to help him with whatever he wants to achieve.”