By Moses Adeyemi
Garba Lawal has declared that inviting foreign based pros to the country’s team is a huge waste of money.
The Atlanta ‘96 Olympic gold medalist has therefore called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to mandate whoever is named as the Eagles head coach to build a team from players in the domestic league.
Lawal in an interview with AfricanFootball.com maintained: “Inviting foreign-based players is a waste of money. “We invite them, pay their air ticket refund, pay them allowances and what do they give us? Nothing. No result.
“I think it’s better we concentrate on the players in the local league because we have a lot of talent in the league who could deliver for us if they were given the chance.”
Lawal added: “Most of the foreign players we invite, if they are not warming the bench, they are playing in some obscure league. So for me I think it’s better we stop inviting foreign-based players because they have not shown us the winning character.”