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Enyeama free to return to Super Eagles, says NFF


• Speculations about Rohr’s salaries not true

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed dismay over a recent statement made by former Super Eagles goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama, that he is not ready to grant the request by coach Gernot Rohr to return to the Super Eagles squad because of some issues he had with the NFF.

Speaking with The Guardian in Lagos, NFF Spokesman, Ademola Olajire, stated that the federation had never at any point had problem with Enyeama, adding that NFF was not aware if Enyeama is nursing any form of grievances against the board.

He noted that Rohr’s decision to consider invitation to Enyeama ahead of the 2019 AFCON and 2018 World Cup qualifiers is a welcome development for
progress of the team.

Olajire further stated that the body had given Rohr the nod to invite any player he wishes can deliver for the Super Eagles. But he declared that Enyeama’s comments against the NFF was false, added that the federation was working round the clock to give all necessary assistance to Rohr to transform the team.

“NFF has never had any problem with Enyeama and I don’t understand why he made such statement that the NFF is the only reason he can’t return to the Eagles. The only issue I can recall that lead to his retirement from the team, was when he had problems with former coach Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama or any player that Rohr needs to make the Eagles fly is welcomed to the national team.

“I want to add that the issues of Rohr’s salary has been kept secret since he assumed working with the federation. We are in cordial relationship with him, and any information you get regarding payment of Rohr salaries is false because the NFF stand is not to make it public”

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  • brightasuquoakpan

    Please Enyeama we need your experience now.

  • Amass a

    Do not force anyone not willing to come. Trust the ones available and give all necessary support.

    • benedict chindi

      Our only good, international standard goalkeeper (Karl Ikeme) is injured, and will be unavailable for AFCON and maybe even world cup qualifiers between June and August this year.

      Enyeama needs to return to the national team, even if some people have to eat humble pie and make good with him.

      That is what you get when player coaching and technical devt falls far below international standards in Nigeria.

    • Benny agafa

      If the man ( couch) did not perform, it will be the same you that will call form his head.

    • hiro hiro

      Enyeama is simply the best. Thanks to Oliseh for making us lose this agile and gifted shot stopper. Ikeme is always injured even before his godfathers in the NFF brought him in. We need a Enyeama to balance the team with experience and organisation. Tough matches are ahead and they are not for kids but men.

  • Ako Amadi

    What are these issues that Vincent Enyeama could have with the NFF that cannot be resolved? Such a fine keeper, but he appears to act rashly and sometimes like a child. Maybe he’s still hurt over the captaincy issue, and wants to have the armband as a condition for coming back.

  • peter archibong

    why shud they be calling him back? are we going forward or backward in nigerian football? of over 200m nigerians (on paper tho), and with all the dollars being paid the new coach, you mean you cant fish out a better than enyama again with fresh and hot blood? tufia 4naija politics of exclusion…