Head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro has confessed that it is a difficult decision to choose the right players to play for the national team considering the array of talents Nigeria has.
Peseiro's confession is coming after his recent trip to England where he had the opportunity to watch English-based players eligible to play for the Super Eagles.
According to the Portuguese tactician, Nigeria has many players at the moment with quality, capacity and good training to create a good national team.
"There are many, many players at the moment that can play for Nigeria," the 62-year-old told the Mirror in an interview.
"You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players.
“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time, we discovered, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.
“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training.
"For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with the quality to create a good national team."
Continuing, Peseiro confessed: “But it’s not easy to choose the right players.
"We try to see them in the match, and after that, I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON.
“But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us.”
Nigeria has the likes of Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Folarin Balogun, Carney Chukwuemeka, Tosin Adarabioyo, Noni Madueke and a host of others waiting for a national call-up to represent their country.