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NPFL players must show more determination, says Yusuf

13:13 WAT 06/03/2017
Salisu Yusuf
The Super Eagles trainer has urged players in the country's topflight division to show more purpose for their teams to make the CHAN squad

Salisu Yusuf has tasked players in the country's domestic leagues to step up their game in a bid to make the final cut for the 2018 African Nations Championship in Kenya.

The Super Eagles assistant coach is on a scouting tour and he is confident Nigeria will excel at the championship with the improving standard of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

"I'm scouting for the home based Eagles," Yusuf told Goal .  "I'm going round the whole venues to see potentials that we could invite to the national camp in the next two months.''

"I'm still looking around for players but I can't make any announcement yet because it is not yet ready for public consumption.

"When we finish the scouting exercise, we monitor and thereafter we can make it public.

"For the home based Eagles, we already have a base. We are looking round the country to see how we could add to the base.

"Seems we are going to have some new players because there are a lot of new good players I could see in the league.

 "I've watched about seven to eight matches live this season. I think the home-based will have an improvement than our last outing.

"For what they need to improve upon, I will tell the league players to show more desire, determination to win and to give their hundred percent in every game.”

Nigeria will be hoping to raise a formidable squad ahead of their qualifier clash against Togo or Benin in August.