There are several reasons why the Nigeria national team coaches should consider goalkeepers in the Nigeria Premier Football League.
Here are some reasons according to Ejimafor Itumo:
𝟭. 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆: Goalkeepers in NPFL are often more available to play for the national team, as they may not have the same commitments and international recognition as those in higher leagues.
𝟮. 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲: Goalkeepers in the Nigeria Premier Football League may not have the same exposure as those in major leagues across the globe, but playing for the national team can provide greater exposure and opportunities for them to showcase their skills.
𝟯. 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆: The national team should consider a diverse range of players from different NPFL clubs to ensure a well-rounded team. Including goalkeepers from our league can contribute immensely to this diversity.
𝟰. 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹: Goalkeepers in NPFL may have untapped potential that has yet to be recognized. Giving them an opportunity to play for the national team can help to highlight their potential and provide a pathway to higher leagues.
In general, including goalkeepers from our topflight division can provide several benefits for national teams, including greater availability, exposure, diversity, and potential.