Former Nigerian midfielder, George Finidi has criticized the 24-man squad released by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Finidi in an interview with Brilafm stated that the German tactician has undermined his position with the inclusion of Ahmed Musa in the squad ahead of players that are in the current form.
Musa, who last played competitive football in October 2020 was invited by Rohr for the crucial games against the Squirrels of Benin and Crocodile of Lesotho.
According to Finidi: ‘We know that Musa has done a lot for Nigeria and on his day he is a good player, but at the moment he doesn’t have a club. What criteria was considered before he was invited.
‘I can still play football but I couldn’t compete against fit players. He’s (Musa) a good player, when he is in top form. But at the moment he has not played for 5 months and you can’t put him out there against fitter players in competitive situations.
‘We’re in a crucial time, if he had a club, he would be back because he is still the captain and perhaps still has age on his side. We have to speak the truth about this situation.’
By Augustine Akhilomen