Nigerian football international, Vincent Enyeama has taken to social media platform, Instagram to explain why he left Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles this week. He said he took that decision to preserve the team’s unity.
Following a row with new Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, the erstwhile captain and goal keeper of the Eagles announced his retirement from the national team on Thursday. This announcement followed a confrontation with Oliseh over being stripped, unceremoniously, of the captainship of the Eagles.
Enyeama went on to grant an interview to Galaxy TV where he revealed details of what happened to him at the Eagles camp in Belgium.
Friday, Sunday Oliseh responded to the allegations placed against him by Enyeama saying that the goalie had a history of laceration with coaches, among other allegations.
Enyeama posted a message which includes a prayer, some questions, and tells his fans he left the Super Eagles because he didn’t want to be the reason the team was divided, and he did what he did for the good of the team and the nation.
He posted on Instagram with a photo:
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of whatsoever, I fear no evil for thou oh God JEHOVAH is with me. I didn’t have a problem with Chief Onibginde, Chukwu, Equavon, Berti Vogts, Lars Lagerback, Keshi.
Under Berti Vogts, I WAS INJURED. It was a match against Ugandan that we won 1/0.The coach decided to stick to Austine Ejide after that match because Ejide had a great game. ONE QUESTION to everyone.
Who would be happy after just burying your mother that carried you 9 months in the womb and suffered for you day and night, jumping on a 6-hour plane to represent your fatherland only to be stripped of the captainship and humiliated at the first meeting in front of everyone after serving the nation for 13 years.
I have honoured about 99% of the national team invitations no matter where the match is played.
Anyway, my decision to quit the national team is for the best interest of the nation. I don’t want to be the reason that Nigerian football house is divided. I want Nigeria to get back up to where it belongs.
It’s a professional decision made for the blessing of the nation. I am very sorry for being the reason that all these things are happening. God bless NIGERIA #wearenigeriag.