A member of the Nigeria Football Federation Technical Committee, Felix Anyansi-Agwu has openly thrown his weight behind the return of ostracized Super Eagles players but conceded that the coach has the final say.
With key members of Stephen Keshiâ€™s squad failing to see regular action in Europe compared to those like Osaze Odemwingie, Ike Uche, Anyansi says form should play a key part in call ups.
â€œThey are Nigerians and the yardstick to invite a player to the national team is if the player is good and if he is doing well,â€ Anyansi, who doubles as chairman of Enyimba Football Club of Aba said.
â€œFrom all indications these players are doing well.
â€œI donâ€™t think there is anything wrong in bringing them back to help their country.
â€œFootball is all about form, when a player is in form that is when you should bring him. If they continue to play this way I donâ€™t see any reason why they should not be called to come back and help their fatherland.â€
The Enyimba chairman however, said the decision was down to Keshi.
â€œIt all depends on the coach.
â€œFair play is the guiding principle of football and if they have shown remorse for whatever would have happened in the past, I donâ€™t see any reason why the coach should not bring them back.â€
Anyansi will be in the panel to meet with Keshi on April 22 when he presents his World Cup squad.