Ahead of the 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers, Super Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf says he is ready to comb Nigeria Professional League match venues for additional players.
The qualifiers for the 2018 CHAN would commence April 30.
The former Kano Pillars, Enyimba and El-Kanemi coach is in charge of the Home-Based Super Eagles who would prosecute the 2018 CHAN in Kenya.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the coach said even as he has identified some of the players he would invite to camp to prepare for the championship, he would still go round match venues to hunt for more quality players.
He therefore said he would be at the Sani Abacha stadium to watch Kano Pillars play against FC IfeanyiUbah in their opening match of the season.
Salisu also said he will be on the look out for young talents who would fit into his football philosophy, especially as it has to do with the CHAN.
He maintained that any player who distinguishes himself in his position will surely get his invitation.
“I am not going to be in Abuja for the Charity Cup match between FC IfeanyiUbah and Rangers but I will be at the Sani Abacha stadium to watch Pillars versus FC IfeanyiUbah match.
“I have concluded arrangement that will take me round match venues to scout for players for the 2018 CHAN in Kenya.
“Although I have already identified players, you cannot have enough so I need to look at as many players as possible.
“My selection is going to be on merit. Any player who is young and talented should be ready to distinguish himself in his position. Once they stand out, I will surely extend invitation to them,” he said.
Salisu will take charge of the team and would be assisted by Enugu Rangers Technical Adviser, Imama Amapakabo.
Nigeria’s first appearance at the championship was in 2014 in South Africa where the Eagles placed third.
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