Super Eagles Head Coach Jose Peseiro has revealed that the door is opened for any player who is ready to represent Nigeria.
Peseiro traveled to England to watch some Super Eagles players and the trip also afforded the Portuguese to watch the numerous English-based players eligible for the Super Eagles.
The likes of Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Folarin Balogun, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Tosin Adarabioyo, are still eligible for call-up by Nigeria.
“There are many, many players at the moment that can play for Nigeria,” Peseiro says. “With that, it’s not easy, our work.
“You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players.
“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time we discover, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.” He said in an interview with the Mirror.
The Portuguese also explained that, the player must show commitment to represent Nigeria to get a call up to his squad.
“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training. For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with quality to create a good national team.
“But it’s not easy to choose the right players. We try to see them in the match, after that I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games, because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON.
“But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us.” He concluded.