End Of The Road: Enyeama Plans To Step Aside After Row With...

End Of The Road: Enyeama Plans To Step Aside After Row With Oliseh

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on October 7, 2015

Super Eagles goalkeeper and ex-captain, Vincent Enyeama may have played his last match for the Nigerian national team already.

After burying his late mother over the weekend, the Lille FC goalkeeper arrived camp on Tuesday, October 6, 2015; a day after the Monday deadline instructed by Nigerian coach, Sunday Oliseh.

According to ESPN, trouble began when Oliseh announced CSKA Moscow attacker, Ahmed Musa as the new captain of the team during a team meeting after dinner.

Enyeama who spoke to ESPN stated that he was surprised and sought clarifications but he was asked by Coach Oliseh to sit down. When he insisted on speaking, he was asked to leave the room or the whole team would leave for him.

“I was surprised. So I stood up to explain my position and ask for an explanation, but the coach asked me to sit down.

“I insisted on speaking because I felt that with the years of dedicated service I have given to the country I deserve at least the respect of giving my own side. But he told me that either the whole team would leave the room for me, or I would have to leave the room for the whole team,” Enyeama explained.

Enyeama was eventually asked to leave the camp but the intervention of the NFF managed to keep him in camp. Despite that the goalkeeper who has 101 caps for Nigeria believes it is best he keeps away from the team.

“There has been a lot of incidents these last few months.

“I don’t need it, the team does not need it, so maybe the best thing might be to step aside in the interest of the country so that the team can focus on football instead of distractions,” the goalkeeper further explained.


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