- Kennedy Chinwo has explained that Nigerian players need godfathers to play for the Super Eagles
- The former Flying Eagles defender who played under Samson Siasia says only talents cannot help players
- Despite shinning in the Flying Eagles years back, Chinwo did not get the chance to play for the Super Eagles
Former Flying Eagles of Nigeria defender Kennedy Chinwo has stated emphatically that a talented player must also have a godfather before he can play for the Super Eagles.
The Super Eagles team is the dream of all Nigerian players as virtually all of them want to wear the green white and green jersey because of the dignity and respect that comes from it.
There have been players who have succeeded by winning titles for Nigeria while playing for the Super Eagles, while some did not win anything before they retired.
Since 2013 that the Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations, they have been unable to win any title since then.
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According to the report on Complete Sports, Chinwo says only talent cannot help a player to enter the the senior national team in Nigeria.
Statement made by Chinwo
“It is the dream of every player to play for the Super Eagles. However, playing in the senior national team won’t just come easy. You need a godfather to play in the Eagles. But if you don’t have, no matter your talent, you won’t be able to play.''
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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how African continent has produced some of the finest players in world football from time immemorial, with more and more superstars continuing to emerge.
The current president of Liberia is the only player from Africa who received the prestigious Ballon d’Or following his exploits in Italy during his playing days.
Cameroon legend, Roger Milla still holds the record of being the oldest footballer to score a goal in the FIFA World Cup, having scored at the age of 42 years and 39 days.
No doubt, 'The High Dam' - as the goalkeeper is fondly called - is one of the greatest African footballers of all time.