'We're very impressed' - NFF technical committee thumbs up Yusuf's CHAN qualifier squad

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The Super Eagles gaffer on Tuesday got a pat on the back from his bosses following the scrutiny of his squad list for CHAN qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation technical committee has praised Salisu Yusuf over the 30 Super Eagles’ players invited for the African Nations Championship qualifier in August.
 
Salisu called up four goalkeepers, nine defenders, eight midfielders and nine strikers ahead of the qualifier against Togo or Benin Republic for a place at next year’s finals in Kenya.
 
After Monday’s meeting over the list in Abuja, Paul Bassey, a member of the committee expressed confidence in the quality of players invited to help the country qualify for the tournament.
 
“We're very impressed. It is not easy sieving through 40 players per team from 20 clubs,” Bassey told media.
 
“As a technical committee, the coach presented his team and defended it. We shared with him and offered our own ideas and it was up to him to decide.
 
“We went through the list with him and very happy with what we saw and the selections he made. There is no mandate that he has qualify but we believe the first qualifier he knows he has to qualify. Togo or Benin Republic should not be a problem.
 
“We've not been doing well at the CHAN level and I believe he picked the best and with the caliber of players on the list, we should qualifier for the tournament.
 
“We found out that we have about six good goalkeepers in the league and it shows how confident we are with the goalkeeper department. He took four though we would have hope for more goalkeepers.
 
“All, we did was to sit with him and scrutinize the list. God forbid if the CHAN Eagles failed, we will swim with him [Yusuf] because we saw what he presented and know that he did his best."

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