Siaone as he is fondly called by his admirers said: “We are going to look at everywhere both home and abroad to get those players that would fit into our plans. Because, the problems with the foreign based players is that if you depend on them, and their clubs fail to release them for the competition, you would become confused. It is better we rely on our home based players who will always be there for us anytime you need them.

” Look at what happened to us with the case of Godwin Saviour and Taiwo Awoniyi at the just concluded All African Games, where they pleaded with us to just allow them to go and sign for the clubs and return to join the team. But, the clubs said the competition is not on the FIFA calendar, and that was all. But I still feel that something can be done. Because, we cannot stop them from going to Europe. Many of them are breadwinners in their families, and they also need to develop their games. If you disallow them, they will look at it as if you don’t want their progress. What we can do is to have an agreement with the clubs and the players, that if their services are needed, they should be released. Once, we have that proper agreement, the players would be released,” he said.

The former Julius Berger of Lagos striker said: “The Olympic qualifier is another ball game all together. We have seen our loop holes in Congo, and are going to correct them before the qulifiers in Senegal and ensure we pick one of the tickets for the Olympic games.”

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