Olympic Eagles coach, Imama Amapakabo is in the hunt for more foreign-based players to add to his arsenal of stars, as he aims to build another ‘Dream Team’ that can take the world by storm.
While Amapakabo already has confirmation from Taiwo Awoniyi, Orji Okonkwo, Azubuike Okechukwu, Samuel Chukwueze, Sadiq Umar, Kelechi Nwakali and a handful of others for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Libya, he is playing Oliver Twist in his desires.
Consequently, the Super Eagles assistant coach was recently in England, where he went to monitor some Nigerian-born players and sound them out on the need to switch allegiance to their father’s country.
The former Rangers International of Enugu and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri handler is not stopping there, though, as he has also extended his dragnet to Austria, Germany and Switzerland, with a view to giving as many Nigerian-born players the opportunity to star for his team.
Amapakabo disclosed: “We need to give everybody eligible the chance to stake a claim particularly the players born abroad since they want to play for Nigeria.”