Gernot Rohr has denied rumors in the local media that there is an ongoing rift between himself and Trabzonspor midfielder Eddy Onazi.
Onazi was a late withdrawal from the Nigeria squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya in October citing injury, only for the former Golden Eaglets star to feature for his Turkish club in their next league match at the end of the international break.
The midfielder was shockingly omitted from the Super Eagles squad against South Africa despite being fit and the unavailability of the suspended Wilfred Ndidi and injured captain Obi Mikel.
Speaking as a guest on SuperSport's Monday Night Football, the Super Eagles manager stated: ”After compiling my list of players for any particular match, l submit to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Technical Committee.
“However there has never been any time where they have asked me to drop a player.”
Onazi started and went the distance in all the knockout matches contested by the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
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