Lagos - Media Officer of the
Super Eagles, Ben Alaiya has said the team’s performance in the recently
concluded Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) was a credit to the nation’s
Alaiya told the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the players proved that they were as good as or
even better than their contemporaries in other notable football nations in
Nigeria finished third at the
tournament which was their maiden appearance.
The media officer added that if
more funds were pumped into the league by investors, the incidence of players
travelling abroad to ply their trade would be reduced to the barest minimum.
“The performance of the
home-based Super Eagles at CHAN was very phenomenal and revealing, because if
you check the players, about 60 per cent of them have not gone for
“Initially, they were a bit
jittery but once they got a hang of the tournament they showed their talent
which was very resourceful. It showed the number of raw talent that could be
harnessed in the local league if more attention and investment can be put into
it,’’ Alaiya said.
According to him, the home-based
Eagles exceeded his expectations even though they did not win the trophy.
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