FIFA Executive Council member raises interest after signing another Nigerian senior national team player
Watford is slowly becoming a Super Eagles camp, according to Nigeria Football Federation President Amjao Punk.
The country’s football chief made the statement following the signing of a season-long loan from Sturco City by Hornets of Nigerian national team star Oginikaro Atbo.
After Emmanuel Dennis’ permanent departure from Clubbroug, Etbo’s move makes him the latest Eagle in Zesco Manoz’s squad ahead of the English top flight campaign in 2021-22.
In addition, it brings the number of Nigerians on Wakiraj Road to six. Others include Tom Daley-Bashir, William Trust Ewing, Success Isaac, Dennis and Dapo Mebde, a young Nigerian from Scotland.
Puntick discussed the trend with Cristiano Giarta, Watford’s technical director, after watching Etbo’s first training session in Hartfordshire.
“Watford FC is slowly becoming a Super Eagles camp,” Punk said in a statement. the aim Through the NFF Media Department
“I told Mr Gerrita that we now have six players at Watford FC and three of them are regular Super Eagles teammates, so we need to build a strong relationship with the club.
“Watford is back in the Premier League next season, so it’s a good feeling all around.”
It will be recalled that former Manchester United striker Odin Agalo represented Watford between 2014 and 2017 before moving to Changchun Yatai from the Chinese Super League.
The NFF is looking forward to forming bonds with the Boss Club as well as Leicester City and Everton.
He said that it was important to establish these relations. I am going to meet with the club president and Watford FC CEO in the coming weeks, and I also plan to meet with Leicester and Everton FC CEOs, “he continued.
“We look forward to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the early 2021 AFPHON early next year, and relationships, understanding and mutual respect are key elements in the mix of player releases and returns.”