Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike believes the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) should properly screen and get Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, to defend his choice before the final list of players for every game is officially made public.
The former Super Eagles attacker, who has just been made a member of the FIFA Study Group, said on a radio programme yesterday that inviting clubless Ahmed Musa was wrong.
Amunike urged the NFF to set a template for coaches to follow while picking players for matches, adding that the absence of such rules would give room for all manner of people to find their way into the national teams.
“I don’t have anything against Ahmed Musa… He is a good player, but sentiments aside, Ahmed Musa does not have any business with the national team because he has been absence from football for five months.
“If he is coming to motivate the players, fine; but coming as part of the team is not fair on other players who deserve to be in the Eagles list.
“Rohr is a foreign coach, but it is quite unfortunate he is working in a country that does not really pay attention to some key issues.
“As a coach in Tanzania, I call a press conference and defend each player I want to invite before bringing it out the list officially to the public. It is good for a coach to defend his team list for transparency sake,” Amunike said.
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