Enyeama Explains Row With Oliseh, May Quit Eagles
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has expressed his displeasure
over his row with the coach of the team, Sunday Oliseh.
The player spoke with Colin Udoh of ESPN FC
“I was surprised,” Enyeama, who has 101 Nigeria caps to his name, told
ESPN FC. “So I stood up to explain my position and ask for an
explanation, but the coach asked me to sit down.
“I insisted on speaking because I felt that with the years of dedicated
service I have given to the country I deserve at least the respect of giving
my own side. But he told me that either the whole team would leave the
room for me, or I would have to leave the room for the whole team.”
“There has been a lot of incidents these last few months,” he said. “I
don’t need it, the team does not need it, so maybe the best thing might be
to step aside in the interest of the country so that the team can focus on
football instead of distractions.”
Enyeama arrived at the Nigeria camp on Tuesday, one day after
Monday’s deadline, after attending his mother’s funeral over the
weekend in his home town.
According to reports, Oliseh was unhappy about his captain’s late arrival
and demoted him at a team meeting after dinner, naming CSKA Moscow
forward Ahmed Musa as the new captain.