The Association of Nigeria Premier League Club Chairmen and Managers (club Owners) has expressed shock and disappointment over the early exit of the home based super Eagles from the African Nations Championship CHAN holding in Rwanda.
The CHAN Eagles were sent parking by the Syli Stars of Guinea in the last group match of the championship after having an impressive display in the first two matches.
Club owners Association under whose Clubs the players were selected, via a statement in Abuja on Wednesday signed by the chairman Barr. Isaac Danladi and the executive secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka, described the exit of the Nigeria team as unfortunate and shocking.
The Association restated that the players who were the products of the NPFL, remained the best the Nation could present as representatives of the domestic league in term of quality and commitment, as showcased in the early part of their games.
Club owners however said they have taken the exit in good fate in the true spirit of sportsmanship considering the fact that the championship is a developmental game as initiated by CAF.
They thereafter expressed joy that some of the players like Chisom Chikatara, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Usman Mohammed, Chima Akas and others performed creditably well that attracted global recognition, and also for the fact that about 8 players in the team have been up graded to the Super Eagles main team.