The chief coach of the senior male National Football team, Sunday Oliseh, has stated that, though the said resignation of one his team’s strikers, Emmanuel Emenike, from national duty, was unfortunate, no one in the team or outside is irreplaceable, Leadership reports.
Oliseh made this disclosure to Brila FM Sports Radio during a programme monitored in Abuja on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
According to hm, although he is yet to hear from the horse’s mouth Emenike’s abrupt resignation came as a shock to him.
He said: “It was a big shocker for us and a big shocker for me personally… personally, I still don’t accept that he has retired because officially I have not heard anything from him and I don’t think the Federation have also heard from him, only what we know is what was posted on social media.
“Immediately I heard this, first I thought it was all these lies on social media so I called him twice on Tuesday. I am expecting a return call from him; it is when I hear from him that I would fully accept that he is retiring.
“He is a man. If a man chooses to retire, it should be his decision; if you force him back it could be counterproductive… If truly he retires then it is a shame because we have him pretty much in our rebuilding plan. Be that as it may, I have always said only one thing is irreplaceable and that is Nigeria itself we are all replaceable and that is it.”