Amuneke: Developing African talent is important for planning the future of football



Amuneke: Developing African talent is important for planning the future of football

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I think the only way for us Africans to do better is to go back and develop our players.

ZURICH, Switzerland, September 28, 2021 / APO Group / –

Former Nigerian Star Says Competition Can Boost Development; Amuneke encourages schedule changes to have a positive impact on African football; Increasing global competitiveness is a key objective of the President’s Vision 2020-2023.

Emmanuel Amuneke knows all about the power of football and its need to constantly evolve to meet the needs of modern football. A star of Nigeria‘s race to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup in 1994, he now wants a reform of the international match calendar to allow more Nigerian players – and all of Africa – to play on the highest stage.

Players were invited to give their views on a broad review of the future of football, with expertise being sought from other stakeholders in the sport as well. Nothing is decided for the schedule after 2024 and FIFA has hosted diverse views and debate to optimize the schedule for everyone involved, giving a wider range of talent around the world the chance to shine.

“Football is constantly evolving and changing,” said Amuneke. “I think the only way for us Africans to do better is to go back and develop our players. It is true that we have a lot of great players who play in Europe, who are doing very well but of course we also have to think about who is playing in the country, how we can help them to become much better players and how we can develop them.

“I have always believed that in football, when a player knows the game better, his decision making becomes much better. I think educating our young players and preparing them for the future is key. years, people have said: “Africa will win the [FIFA] World Cup ‘and I agree, but we can’t win the World Cup just by talking. We need to develop the young generation and lay the foundation for young people to be able to be competitive. “

Amuneke notes the stress that world stars are under in terms of intercontinental travel and the need for players to have rest periods in order to optimize performance.

“I think this rest period for the players is the key,” Amuneke adds. “And in the calendar, if there is a way to fix this, it’s a welcome development that can help clubs and national teams.”

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