Sam Sodje has described the English Premier League as the best in the world and advised Nigerian players to make every effort to play in the most “prestigious” league.
A number of Nigerian players are currently making waves in the English top-flight with Leicester City, [Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi] Everton [Alex Iwobi] and West Bromwich Albion [Semi Ajayi].
The 41-year-old centre-back feels the Premier League presents a good opportunity for Nigerian players home and abroad to showcase their talents.
“The Premier League is the best league and every player in the world not only Nigerian players should work hard in order to get a chance to appear in the League,” Sodje told Brilla FM.
”Not just Nigerian players, I think a lot of footballers at the moments will prefer the Premier League because of the attention and opportunities that come with playing in the league. It’s prestigious.
”The Premier League gives every footballer a platform where people recognize your talent easily and fast, I will advise every player to come to play in the premier league.”
Is Sodje in other words saying Victor Osimhen’s move to Napoli doesn’t count?
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