Former international Charles Bassey has advised the Super Eagles coaching crew to give enough playing time to the six home based that made the team to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Charles Bassey who is presently the technical director of Nigeria Premier League side, Akwa United noted that the home based players will always give their best if fielded.
"Those six boys are determined. They are focused. They want to win and are ready to fight. The players are hungry for success. They know that whatever they do in South Africa will shape their future in the game.
"So they are ready to do everything possible to see that Nigeria win the trophy if it possible.
"But sincerely speaking, the boys are committed towards ensuring the Super Eagles do well in the tournament. That is why the coaching crew should give them enough playing time.
"I am sure you saw the home based players in the game against Catalonia and of course Godfrey Oboabuna in the game against Cape Verde. Oboabuna showed the trait of a man who knows what he wants in the match.
"We need fighters in that team and only the players who are ready to give their all can fight for every ball in any match."
Bassey would however praise the efforts of Stephen Keshi for having the faith in the home based players.
"No coach has ever done what he did apart from Clemens Westerhoff. He has been able to prove that there are good players in the Local League.
"Keshi has done well and he will reap the benefits of trusting the players at home. "I am very sure that the home lads will be the players that will put smiles on the faces of Nigerians during the Cup of Nations.
"I am proud of the six players and they will show everyone that talents abound in the Nigeria Premier League," Bassey concluded.