Super Eagles interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has said the failure of European clubs to release players for the AFCON bothers him.
European clubs are worried that the timing of AFCON clashes with the current fourth wave of COVID-19.
Eguavoen, speaking to NFF TV, said it will be difficult for him to put uo a team for the tournament if the clubs continue on their path.
He said, “Yes, of course, everyone should be bothered because there is a list out there and if you don’t release the majority how do you put a team together.
“I remember in 2011 just before the Olympic games London 2012, we won all the games, blowing teams up 5-1 like that and 95 percent of the players were from Europe, players like Nosa Igiebor, Nnamdi Oduamadi.
“But when it was time to go to Morocco (for the U-23 AFCON) out of the players who featured during the qualifiers for the U-23 AFCON, I only got like five of them, so it was a problem. So if European clubs are now saying we can’t release them, it will be a problem and to put another team together at this time would be tough.”