Nigeria’s first choice goal keeper Vincent Enyeama has decided to quit playing football for Nigeria’s senior football team, After he was stripped of the captaincy by coach Sunday Oliseh.
Vincent Enyeama said he has served Nigeria and will retire from the Super Eagles to focus on his club career.
He made this known via his Instagram page after he was removed as captain of the Super Eagles by coach Sunday Oliseh for arriving late to the Super Eagles camp in Belgium, just days after the burial of his mother..
“I have fought a good fight for more than 13years. .I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and sang the anthem with passion. henceforth, there is laid for me a crown which only GOD can reward me for my 13years of national services. God bless Nigeria.
“Henceforth, I am no more the captain of the NIgerian senior football team, I am no more the goalie of the team. I am out of the team. I am no more available for international duties.
“I want to say thank you to every Nigerian fan and supporter world wide. It’s been the most trying period of my life but I know that Nigerians are there for me and God is with me. God bless NIgeria.”
Sunday Oliseh who insisted that handing over the captain band to a younger player – Ahmed Musa was a better choice. He had said the rift between him and Enyeama had been resolved.
“I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain.”
“The fact that I would like to have somebody (as captain) who is thinking of playing now and not somebody who is preparing for retirement or thinking of life after-football. And I think it’s time we had peace and quiet around the Super Eagles. That is why I am glad that most of the players here are finding ways to work as a team because I get the feeling now that they are aware that they are representing 170 million people”,
But Enyeama announced his retirement from international football on Thursday. Nigeria plays DR Congo in Vise, Liege on Thursday by 7pm and Cameroon at the Edmond Machtens Stadium in Brussels. on Sunday by 8 pm.