By Oluwole Francis
Former Nigeria International Patrick Pascal, has made it clear that the Super Eagles Major priority is to secure 2022 World Cup tickets in Qatar
The Super Eagles coordinator told Journalists in Abuja that our target is to play the final match of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon next year.
“Our concentration will be on the group matches first, when you win matches in group stages you move to another level.
‘We need to double our efforts because we don’t want to underrate any country, we are going to work and work to maintain our position in the continent.
“When you are going for the competition every teams has a mind to win the trophy.
While speaking on the neglect of grassroots football in Nigeria
He said there are need to go back to the grassroots to scout for players for major International competition at the youth level.
“We need to go to grassroots which is the genesis of recruiting players for future competition.
“Players like Victor Osimen he’s from the grassroot, he grew from under 17 ,20, 23 and now he’s playing for the Super Eagles and he’s still young.
“Osimen plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli, Italy. We have Samuel Chukwueze who plays plays for Spanish club.
kelechi Iheanacho play in Premier League club Leicester City.
“They are young they all came out from grassroot, everything that we will do is that we should not forget about the grassroot,” he said
He added that the most important thing is that Super Eagles have players that can play for a decade for Nigeria and also win laurels for themselves and the country in the future, he concluded.