Top Competitions That Up And Coming Nigerian Players Would Benefit From Taking Part In

There are a huge number of top competitions
coming up in the world and domestically that Nigeria and Nigerian players can hugely
benefit from. 
The team have a strong squad with the likes of John Obi Mikel, Paul
Onobi, Chima Akas and Ahmed Musa making the team, they have a strong chance of
competing on the international stage at a high level. Many people will have
their eye on the Euro 2016 tournament in France this summer, so if you think
you can guess what the scores will be, take a look
at the Ladbrokes score predictor to see if you can predict the right score
With the international stage beginning to open up, we take a look at the top
competitions that up and coming Nigerian players would benefit from taking part
Super Six Academies Cup
This tournament is the perfect opportunity
for up and coming Nigerian players to take on each other and build some
experience. The tournament features the top under 18 youth soccer academies in
Nigeria who face each other to win the cup. This competition is the perfect
start to build a competitive nature in their young players which they can build
on throughout their careers.
Premier League/ Nigerian FA Cup/ Nigerian Super Cup
The Nigeria Premier League is the highest
level of domestic football in Nigeria and provides the perfect opportunity for
Nigeria’s up and coming stars to impress, in order to get potential call ups
for the Africa Cup of Nations and possibly even the 2018 Russia World Cup. The
Nigerian Premier League has been won most recently by Enyimba
, who have now
won the league a total of seven times. The League has also been won by Rangers
International six times, Shooting Stars five times and Iwuanyanwu
Nationale/Heartland five times over the years.
Playing in domestic leagues and
competitions is the ideal opportunity for Nigerian’s up and coming stars to
really make a name for themselves, as well as gaining valuable experience
playing in competitions and for cups.

Champions League/African Super Cup
The African Champions League and African
Super Cup could give up and coming Nigerian stars a taste of international
football for the first time through their clubs, as they face other African
teams in competitive fixtures. Young players could benefit from this
opportunity massively and take any experience built from this to an even bigger
level in the African Cup Of Nations or the 2018 Fifa World Cup in the future.
Fifa World Cup Russia
Nigeria qualified to the second round of
qualifiers after beating
Swaziland 2-0,
and up and coming players would do well to gain experience
through the qualifiers and potentially prove themselves to make the national
team for the World Cup if Nigeria were to make it through. Efe Ambrose and
Moses Simon were the two goal scorers in the match against Swaziland, but the need
for Ambrose might become redundant, as he reaches the age of 30 in time for the
2018 World Cup, leaving a place for an up and coming star to take centre stage.

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