The Nigeria National League Side, Remo stars Striker, Yusuf Ibrahim has revealed that the Nigerian league is a stepping stone for the young players to discover their talents.
Ibrahim Speaking in a live chat on Instagram said that the league shapes and brand how the round leather game is being played
NAIRASPORTS can report that the Nigeria League had produced Several players both in the male and female categories that have to represent Nigeria, they include Vincent Enyeama, Rashidi Yekini, Ahmed Musa, oghenekaro Etebo, Asisat Oshoala, Rashidat AJibade, among others.
According to the sagamu based club striker, “Nigerian Scene is a stepping stone for young players because it shapes your football and showcases you to the world”
The Nigerian Leagues include the Nigeria Professional Football League, the Nigeria National League, the Nigeria Nations wide league and the Nigeria Women’s league.
Some players produced by Nigeria League
Vincent Enyeama, Started his career with Ibom Stars in 1999 and later joined Enyimba International in 2001 where he won CAF champions league back to back with a noteworthy performance in the team. After his performance with the Aba side, he joined Iwuanyanwu Nationale now known as Heartland before moving to Isreal. His performance speaks allowed him to have over 100 appearances for the Super Eagles. Enyeama won the CAF Champions league player of the year in 2003, 2004 and several individuals and team awards.
Rashidi Yekini started his football journey in the Nigerian league with shootings Stars of Ibadan (3SC) in the early 1980s and later joined Abiola Babes of Abeokuta before moving to Côte d’Ivoire. He scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international and represented Nigeria in two World Cups where he became the First player to score Nigeria’s first-ever world cup goal, He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.
Also, Ahmed Musa is a product of Nigeria League, he started with Judith FC before moving to Kano Pillars and since then he has made the country proud. He is the first Nigerian to brace (two goals) in a FIFA World Cup match and became the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions.
The league doesn’t produce great stars in the male category, the women league is also producing talents. Asisat Oshoala is one of the most celebrated female football stars in Africa and the world today, She kicked her football career with Robo Fc of Lagos before joining Rivers Angels and moved to Europe.
She played for Liverpool ladies after been named best player 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was the highest goal scorer in the tournament. She was named African Women’s Footballer of the Year on four occasions.
Nigeria leagues have produced different talents but only few can be listed here