Former Nigeria and Inter Milan defender Taribo West, has said that the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.
Taribo also has called for the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to give ex-internationals, who have played the game at top levels, especially in Europe, the opportunity to contribute towards the success of the Eagles in Russia.
He told Punch Newspaper: “If it’s a country where things are done the right way, where those in administration have the people at heart, we must bring those who know the game to pass it across to the next generation.
“I experienced different cultures working under different managers at the highest level, but I’m nowhere here.
“When I was at Al-Arabi, Pep Guardiola was in Al-Ahli in Qatar; when I was at Inter, he was at Barcelona. Frank de Boer was at Ajax when I was at Auxerre. It’s the same story with ZinedineZidane and others.
“Look at where these guys are now, but here, we don’t have a structure that will ensure the older players pass their knowledge to the younger ones, it’s a shame.”