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Amuneke disagrees with NFF on vetting of Rohr’s Eagles list

by on June 22, 2017

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is right to refuse the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee vetting his call-ups, according to former Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke.

Following the disappointing 2-0 defeat by South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in last week’s Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said henceforth the national team coach’s choice of players before their invitation for matches will be vetted.

But this decision has not gone down well with the former FC Barcelona ace, who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Super Eagles as well as the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with the U-23 Eagles Dream Team 1.

“You employed a coach and you want results, so why must you begin to vet his list of players?” Amuneke queried rhetorically.

“The coach is a professional; he wants to achieve results and decides to invite players he feels can help him in the task of doing the job of getting the desired results.”

The 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup winning coach with Nigeria went on to express confident on the Super Eagles coach to deliver.





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  • sammy
    June 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Coach Amuneke, you have spoken well. The idea of the Nff vetting or interfering with the list or choice of player made by the coach, will do more harm than good to the team and the nation. This action or idea of vetting will give room for the lobbyist and agents to corrupt the coach and his team. The coach should be allow to do his job please.


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