The Olympic Eagles have qualified for the 2019 U23 AFCON following a 5-1 win over Sudan on aggregate.
Despite qualifying with an eye catching 5-0 second leg victory against the North African side, the team has been criticised for not doing enough in away games.
The lost 2-0 to before overturning the deficit 4-0 in Asaba.
“The challenge lies with the foreign legions,” the coach admitted.
“I don’t usually get them (Foreign based players) early enough.
“Whenever we comeback home, the team usually have the chance to train on three or four occasions.
“I have made it clear a couple of times, it’s like am trying to sew a cloth. I have the body of the body of the shirt, the foreign legions are the sleeves.The third Africa U23 Cup of Nations is billed for Egypt in November.”
The competition determines Africa’s representatives at the Japan Olympics 2020 men’s football event.
Nigeria emerged as champions at the 2015 edition staged in Senegal, and went further winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics.