Teach the players and coaches the fundamentals of football. Everything is still mediocre. MFM are in their second season and are almost top of the league. Any half decent side will beat any of our clubs. In preseason Rivers could not post any result against the spanish teams. Even the way the seemed to struggle to put passes together was worrying. Zamalek is not even a half decent side outside the continent. Sudanese sides and Sierra Leonian side are trashing our teams says something is wrong with some fundamentals.
There are systemic issues and this affects our CHAN teams too. Because player for player Nigeria more than holds its own on the continent.
Food for thought: Have you ever seen a NPFL side execute a good defensive game consistently
First of all this is about continental competition. If Zamalek is not a decent side then you are writing about Africa. Zamalek is only bettered in Africa by Ahly and Mazembe. No one else.
Second, Nigerian clubs have held their own in Africa previously even during period of great migration to Europe. The reason why Nigeria have two reps in both continental cups (about to end) is because of its performances in the continent prior to this time. If coaches are lacking in fundamentals, I do not think Nigeria would be where the are nor would they have done well in other international competitions. It is not just about having players but also on how the teams play.
I have watched some local games and the NPFL is certainly not as bad as you seem to project it. Yes, I have watched some defensive lapses and poor finishing in front of goal but it isn't something that warrants going over the top.
Obviously, the coaching fundamentals must be a West African thing, no?