A member of the Super Eagles squad to Tunisia ‘94 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Edema Fuludu, has said ‘too many diaspora players’ is a factor working against the team.
“Those who were born and bred in Nigeria have this different psyche and are always happy to be back home and want to perform to not only win but please their families, friends and associates in Nigeria,” Fuludu said.
In his message tagged ‘Gernot Rohr, My Thought,’ Fuludu, who was part of Clemens Westerhof’s all-conquering squad to USA ‘94 World Cup, stated that homegrown Super Eagles players understand the street mentality whenever they are invited.
“They expect to see and felicitate with people at home after a game regardless of the associated financial pressure on them. This is purely a subjective opinion but it has its psychological consequences.”
Fuludu stated that although Coach Gernot Rohr had met the target given to him by his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), his continuous stay may not take Nigerian football to a higher level.