World Cup: Amiesimaka applauds Keshi’s inclusion of home-based players in team




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– A former Green Eagles winger, Adokiye Amiesimaka, on Wednesday applauded Coach Stephen Keshi’s inclusion of three home-based 23-man squad for World Cup Brazil.

Amiesimaka, a 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner with team, said this an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in .

“I give credit to Stephen Keshi for being bold enough to include home based in our team, because I know left to many they would have preferred him taking only ply abroad.“

Amiesimaka, who plied with Rangers International FC of and Sharks FC of added more needed to be done to enhance profile of domestic .

He said: “The fact of the matter is we should all acknowledge the domestic still has a long way to go.

“There seems to be improvement made by Nduka Irabor and I commend him and congratulate him for that.

“I think he is making some inroad and improvement but we still have a long way to go.“

The Super Eagles will open account at the tournament on June 12 against the Persian Princes of Iran at Curitiba.

The Eagles are in Group F with Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Iran.