The Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has appealed to the home-based Super Eagles players in the Nigeria Professional Football League to stop moving to obscure leagues in Europe. Amaju Melvin Pinnick says they should not sign for clubs that are not up to standard in Europe.
He was saying in a bid to better the players’ lives.
Amaju Pinnick Advice Home-based Super Eagles Not to Sign for Small Clubs in Europe
Players in the Nigerian top-flight have moved to countries like Vietnam, India, Uzbekistan and other lesser-known European countries, which are hardly recognized globally. The careers of some of them have been truncated by choice of the club they chose in the bid to get famous.
Amaju Pinnick has promised to help the players search for good clubs to join in Europe. According to him, he said: “If you’re living in Nigeria, you’re going to a top club. Villarreal, Valencia, Lille, and all those proud footballing clubs and not to one mushroom club that you’re better off.”
He also said: “I want to expose you, people, to the highest levels so when you’re going to a foreign club, and we won’t allow any agent take you to countries like Cyprus, Belarus, etc., no, never we won’t allow it, and I will make sure no transfer is issued on situations like that.” He made this known to the player after their 4-0 humiliation by Martino’s Mexican side in the early hours of Sunday.