Vincent Enyeama Snubs National Assembly
Vincent Enyeama seemingly wants nothing more to do with the Super Eagles, this much he reportedly has confirmed by snubbing both the senate president and Obinna Ogba, the chairman of the senate committee on Sports.
Recall that the Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has revealed his intention to talk with the former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper into returning to the team since Carl Ikeme’s health crisis emerged. But all attempts to lure Enyeama back to the Nigerian national team has failed.
Speaking with pressmen yesterday, Senator Obinna Ogba said the France-based goalkeeper refused to change his position about the national team.
“I personally called Enyeama up to three or four times, I pleaded with him, it got to a stage that I got the senate president involved, I went to the Senate president’s office, put a call across to him for the Senate president to speak to him, when I told him that the senate president wanted to speak to him, he cut off the line there. I called him severally and he refused to pick again,” said Ogba.
The senator lamented that many Nigerians exist who have served the nation and were not applauded for their efforts.
“I mean some of us played this game without getting a thank you. Those of them, who have come to play with thank you and the money, should know that without Nigeria, how could they have come to stardom today? If Nigeria were not a football playing nation, nobody could have come to Enyimba to spot him. So we should be patriotic enough. When it is obvious that you are still in the game, your mates are still in the team, why must you snub calls for you to be part of that team?” The upset senator added.
Enyeama, who was the former captain and record caps holder , retired in 2015 after a nasty feud with former coach, Sunday Oliseh.
With the void in the Super Eagles after Ikeme was diagnosed of acute leukaemia, plus with the shaky performances of stand-in keeper Daniel Akpeyi, the national assembly undoubtedly went shopping for a new goalkeeper. Enyeama apparently want no more business with the national team.
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