President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that Coach Stephen Keshi will no longer make autonomous decision as it concerns selection of players for Super Eagles’ international games.
Keshi was queried by the NFF after the Chad game on why Gabriel Okechukwu, a non-league player made the team and was given the number 10 jersey.
According to Pinnick, the Technical Director, Amodu Shuiabu, will supervise national team call-ups as the ‘big boss’ is also likely to work with the technical study group headed by ex-international Austin Okocha.
“Keshi will still have his inputs. The only people who are not really working well now is the technical study group because it is a process. He doesn’t have the liberty anymore to say he wants to bring in players from places.
“We must look at all the players Keshi invites and it must go through the technical department and Amodu Shuaibu will certainly make a comment. And like I told Amodu, if anything happens, we are not going to hold Keshi responsible but him because he is a part of it,” said Pinnick.
The Super Eagles will play Tanzania next in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign after beating Chad 2-0 in the opening game.