The Super Eagles have assembled in Abuja for their upcoming double-header against Guinea-Bissau.

However, reports have surfaced regarding the absence of Enyimba boss and Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Shorunmu.

The NFF has released a statement clarifying the situation, citing a rotation policy among assistant coaches as the reason for George’s absence.

“As part of cost-cutting measures instituted at the beginning of the new administration, we established a rotation policy among the assistant coaches, based on the high number, which was agreed with all of them,”the NFF said in a statement.

“The last time that the team had a programme, Mr. Finidi George was the person who travelled for the friendly match in Portugal. This rotation policy is only for matches. When there is a tournament, all of them will be with the team.”

“He knew at that time that the next trip would be that of Mr. Usman Abdallah. Abdallah is simply taking his turn to be in the camp for the program of Super Eagles Vs Djurtus of Guinea Bissau, and Mr. George will be around for the next program.”

The NFF also stated that Shorunmu had shown a lack of desire to be part of the team for the upcoming games.

“The case of goalkeepers’ trainer, Ike Shorounmu is somewhat peculiar, as the former Nigeria goalkeeper showed a clear lack of desire to be in camp for the matches against Guinea Bissau,” the statement added.

The NFF did not provide further details on Shorunmu’s situation out of respect for him.

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has requested Olatunji Baruwa as a replacement for Shorunmu.