The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) have been urged to search for European coaches to manage the Nigerian leagues as well as the national teams to improve the standard of game.
Speaking to www,thesportsbay.com, Eugenio Ascari, he said “for the standard of football to develop, it is important for administrators to search for European coaches to manage not just the clubs but the national teams as well.”
Ascari is the head of the team of Italian football agents who are in Nigeria on a scouting programme said he has been in Nigeria on four different occasions to search for players for the European market.
According to him, “we have picked some players from here who are playing in European clubs especially in Italy. A lot of them are succeeding but not all. We scout basically for Italian clubs, he said.”
He further praised the young players he has come across so far during the scouting exercise held at the Area 3 playing field, Abuja.
“The young players in Nigeria are very strong physically as well as serious and it’s good to prepare them ahead for the European market, he noted.”