NFF: What Enyeama must do to make Eagles World Cup squad
The media officer of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Mr. Toyin Ibitoye has revealed that the door is wide open for Vincent Enyeama to return to the national team but he must do certain things.
Vincent Enyeama ended his time with the Super Eagles following a misunderstanding between him and the then Eagles handler, Sunday Oliseh and it seems he has been given a life line.
Many have called for the recall of the most capped Super Eagles player after repeated below par performances from Eagles goalkeepers since Leukaemia kept Carl Ikeme out of contention while others have insisted on any other goalkeeper but Enyeama.
While speaking live from Russia to Lagos-based Channels Television station Mr. Toyin Ibitoye confirmed that Vincent Enyeama is a step closer to a return and would be welcomed back to Super Eagkes if he ticks some boxes.
“As for Vincent Enyeama, his issue has been on for a long while and coach Gernot Rohr has made it very clear that he’s open to Vincent’s return if he rescinds his decision to quit the team and makes himself available for selection.
“He’s presently injured and in rehabilitation but gradually getting back into shape. If he gets back and finds a club, plays regularly for his club and makes himself available for selection, then he would be invited.
“We all know Vincent and his pedigree. He’s world class, one of Africa’s best, has experience from three World Cup tournaments and has won Man of the Match awards in World Cup games. So if he’s available, I’m sure the coach will be amenable to inviting him for the World Cup party.
“All of these is dependent on Vincent rescinding his decision to quit international football. For someone who’s had 100 caps for Nigeria, I’m not sure you can shut the door of the national team on a player like that if he’s available and willing to play.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will tackle La Albiceleste of Argentina on Tuesday evening in an international friendly at the Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar City, Russia.
By: Tope Adefala