By Richard Jideaka, Abuja: The Nigeria Football Federation have reiterated their resolve not to interfere with the work of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Amidst calls by football fans for the Eagles coach to extend invitations to at least two players of the Super Eagles B team who shone in the friendly game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Chairman of NFF Technical and Development committee Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has stated that Rohr has the final say.
“It is not our style to interfere in the selection and invitation of players, whoever to coach wants he gets,” Fresh told CSN.
“We won’t force any player on the coach. We don’t do that and we won’t start it now. If he feels he needs more players, we will oblige him.
“We saw some players who excelled against Atletico Madrid and the coach also saw them. I don’t know whether he was impressed as to want to invite them. If he wants of the boys, he will notify us but we won’t force him to include any player.”
Fresh said that the entire team impressed him but picked the Nwakali brothers, Chidiebere and Kelechi, Usman Mohammad and captain of the day Musa Mohammed as exceptional in Uyo on Tuesday.
The players in question can only be included in the World Cup squad if any of the 23 in the final squad is forced to withdraw through injury.