Azuka wants radical changes in the NPL
Nigerian International, Izu Azuka, has stressed the need for
radical changes in the Nigeria Premier League if players who excelled
in the Super Eagles are to maintain their form when they return to
their respective clubs.
Kano Pillars’ Reuben Gabriel, who was voted Man-Of-The-Match
against Rwanda, Sharks’ Juwon Oshaniwa, Sunshine Stars captain,
Godfrey Oboabana, Warri Wolves central defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe,
Enugu Rangers winger, Ejike Uzoenyi and Enyimba’s Uche Kalu were
impressive as the Eagles played matches in the Afcon qualifiers and
Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Others like Azuka (Sunshine Stars), Papa Idris (Kano Pillars) and
Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves) were also part of the programme under
Eagles supremo, Stephen Keshi.
“The Nigerian League has great players, but people will only
appreciate our efforts when things are well organised.
“It’s important to boost security and officiating. The league has
to be repaired for fans to appreciate the effort of NPL stars in the
Eagles. I’ve played in North Africa and know what obtains there,”
Azuka told SuperSport.com.
The former Sharks playmaker had spells in North Africa with
Algeria’s JS Kabylie and Libya’s Al-Ittihad.