Former Super Eagles defender, Sam Sodje has urged Nigerian players to strive to play in one of the best leagues in the world, the English Premier League EPL.
Quite number of Nigerian players are currently making waves in the English top-flight with Leicester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion.
The likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina and others ply their trades in EPL but Sodje said the numbers are not enough.
Sodje said the Premier League presents a good opportunity for Nigerian players home and abroad to showcase their talents.
“The Premier League is the best league and every player in the world not only Nigerian players should work hard in order to get a chance to appear in the League,” Sodje said.
”Not just Nigerian players, I think a lot of footballers at the moments will prefer the Premier League because of the attention and opportunities that come with playing in the league. It’s prestigious.
Sodje, born in England, made his debut for the Nigeria national team against Romania in November 2005 and had four caps for the West African side.
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