Interim Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has read the riot act to the home-based players after they were held to a goalless draw by Nigeria National League side, Katsina United.
The home-based lads put up a tepid display as they were held in the warm-up game played at the Abuja National Stadium on Thursday and speaking to the media after the game, a visibly worried Siasia warned the players they risk being dropped if they don’t improve.
“I have not seen much from them (home-based players),” said Siasia after the game.
“Let’s call a spade a spade, as a national team if you’re playing against Katsina United, they shouldn’t be touching the ball.
“The only times they should be touching the ball is when they are brining it out from their goal.
“We couldn’t even create one clear chance at goal and I don’t think it is a good thing. They either improve or they go home,” Siasia stated.
The Super Eagles are preparing for the crucial back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Egypt later this month, with the home-based players presently training before they are joined by their overseas based counterparts.
Siasia, alongside Emmanuel Amuneke were selected to lead the team following the untimely resignation of Sunday Oliseh last month.
The Eagles are presently second behind Egypt in the qualifying race, and they know they must get good results if they are avoid failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time in a row.