Paul Aigbogun advises the NFF on age-grade teams

Published on: 09 June 2023

Paul Aigbogun, former Enyimba International and Flying Eagles Coach has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to set in place a long-term camping, exposure to international training tours for Nigeria age-grade team before competing in international competitions, can report.

As gathered from BSNSports, Aigbogun believed this will help the team perform better and possibly return Nigeria back to winning CAF and FIFA organised competitions.

"There must be deliberate plans to camp players early and expose them to international training tours before competing in international competitions," he said.

"It will return Nigeria back to the days we win trophies in the U17 and U20 in Africa and in the world.

"He however showered encomiums on the Flying Eagles despite being knocked out of the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in the quarter-final of the competition.

"I think getting to the semifinals is an achievement but one will hope they would have gone further. But the important thing is looking at which of these players will break through in a year or two."

After the Golden Eaglets failed to pick world cup ticket, the Flying Eagles crashed out of the FIFA U20 World in the quarter-final thanks to a 1-0 loss to Korea.

The country for a long time have not been able to replicate the level of success she's achieved at the youth level in time past.


By Oluwayemi Omolagba