Former Super Eagles winger, Garba ‘Chindo’ Lawal is suing for caution over efforts by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick to lure Chelsea outcast, Victor Moses back into the national team.
Speaking against the backdrop of reports at the weekend that Pinnick has set up a meeting with Moses for this week and is ready to beg the winger to rescinding his decision to retire from the Eagles, Lawal fired a warning.
Lawal stated during a radio sports programme monitored in Lagos by footballlive.ng that Pinnick’s move could be misjudged as a form of the NFF boss forcing Moses on the Eagles’ technical crew.
The ex-player, who is now a member of the NFF technical committee said he has nothing against Moses returning to the Eagles, but hinted that the approach of any such recall could have been left to the coach to carry out.
He pointed out that it should be Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr that knows the players he wants at any point in time, such that the Franco-German gaffer should have been saddled with the task of wooing Moses back.
“Moses is a good player and he has done so much for the Super Eagles, but we must be careful in how we go about trying to make him change his mind about retiring from the national team.
“We must not appear to be imposing players onn the coach, because it is the coach who knows what he wants in his team and should decide on the players he wants to invite.
“With the officials now going about trying to convince Moses to return to the national team means they are doing the coach’s job for him, which means they may end up imposing decisions on him,” Lawal expatiated.