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Amodu disagrees with Pinnick on Keshi

30 June 2015, 09:47

Abuja - Following his official resumption as the National Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, former Nigeria coach Amodu Shuaibu has contradicted his employers by insisting he will not be interfering with the selection of players for the Super Eagles.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick had a couple of weeks ago, stated that henceforth, Stephen Keshi would no longer be solely responsible for selecting players for the Super Eagles and would have to liaise with both the technical study group and the Technical Director, but Amodu, a former Super Eagles coach himself, disagrees with that, and insists only Keshi will be responsible for his team selections.

Also read: Eguavoen comes to Keshi's defense

“It is not my purview to select players for national team coaches,” Amodu said, in disagreement with Pinnick, “It is their (coaches) responsibility.

“All I think I need to do is to ensure I work with them so that the best is always available to play for Nigeria,” Amodu added.

The 57-year old was on Monday, handed his letter of appointment which makes him the National Technical Director for the next four years and there were subtle suggestions he might be influencing team selections for national team coaches especially Stephen Keshi’s, but he says only the coaches can pick players for their respective teams.

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