We Won’t Beg Enyeama. He Can Leave If he Wants To – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that it could not stop Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, from quitting the national team, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Enyeama, through his Instagram page yesterday, said he was retiring from the national team.

He also said he was no more available for international duties after 13 years of national service but the NFF, through its Assistant Director, Communications, Ademola Olajire, said in Abuja that it would not beg Enyeama to rescind his decision.

He said: “We heard about his quitting the national team on his Instagram page; if somebody says he is retiring from the national team, what are we going to do, to beg him?

“We don’t know if he is leaving the national team because of his quarrel with the coach. He just said on his Instagram page that he is leaving the national team.

“So, why should we be finding out whether he left because of the rift? The player has gone out of the camp, what do you want us to do; he has left the camp and he did not tell anybody that he was leaving.

“There is a match today (Oct. 8), so, I don’t know what the federation should do. When somebody leaves the national team, what can we do about it?”

The relationship between Enyeama and Coach Sunday Oliseh went sour following the coach’s decision to strip the goalkeeper of the captain’s armband and the selection of Ahmed Musa as the new skipper.

The quarrel had erupted on Tuesday at the team’s camp in Belgium where the team had been preparing for two friendly matches billed for yesterday and Sunday, Oct. 11, against DR Congo and Cameroon respectively.

Enyeama had reported late to camp, after staying back in Nigeria last weekend to be involved in the burial ceremony of his late mother in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. But, having missed the team’s last set of games against Tanzania and Niger, Oliseh said there was a need to have a player who was regular in the team as the captain.
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