April, 19 2022.
Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso has given reasons why some outstanding NPFL players did not make his 40 man list released Monday morning.
According to the former Elkanemi and FC Ifeanyi Ubah gaffer, most of the players that he felt could add value to the team were knocked by their ages as discovered on the TMS.
The likes of Ishaq Kayode of Rivers United who is presently the NPFL top scorer, Alao Dambani of Kwara United who is also the present highest goal scorer of kwara United with 6 goals this season, Afeez Bankole of Nasarawa United, Daniel Wotline of Abia warriors and James Ajako of Akwa United all are above the age limit for the competition.
Mustapha lawal of Sunshine Stars and Kayode Bankole, Remo stars are the two keepers Bosso penciled down for the tournament but unfortunately, both keepers were disqualified by their ages.
“We needed to be meticulous not to put the name of the country into the mud, that was why we had to quickly get some players to fill the vacuum. We have less than a week to submit the list of 28 players to CAF. We don't have the luxury of time because the tournament is less than 3 weeks from now" he said.