Former Nigeria assistant coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has denied that that senior officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, imposed some players on the coaching crew for the 2022 FIFA World Cup double-leg playoff against Ghana.

The second leg of the tie in Abuja ended 1-1, thanks to goals from Thomas Partey and William Troost-Ekong.

Both West African giants drew 0-0 in the first leg in Kumasi last week.

However, speaking on the development, Amuneke debunked the reports, insisting that the coaching crew headed by Austin Eguavoen made the final decision on the team selection against Ghana.

Amuneke told Brila.net, “We all had opinions about the invited players.

“We had a conversation with Austin Eguavoen, who is the head of the technical crew and of course, he has the final say over the list because he is the man in charge.”

Meanwhile, the NFF had on Thursday sacked Eguavoen, Amunike and all the Super Eagles technical coaching crew after failure to qualify for Qatar.