6 December 2017

Nigeria: Count Me Out of World Cup, Enyeama Tells Peterside

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Vincent Enyeama.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has claimed that Vincent Enyeama told him in a conversation that he is tired of playing for Nigeria and will not be returning to the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

There has been a clamour for the Lille of France keeper to return to the team after he quit acrimoniously. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is open to welcoming Enyeama back into the team as it was obvious the Eagles have a goalkeeping problem.

"I was one of those who spoke to Enyeama when there was an attempt to get him back to the national team and he told me he's tired of playing for Nigeria.

"So, there should be no Enyeama (going to the World Cup). The players should have the love to play for Nigeria and not the love to play at the World Cup and make history."

He added Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho should be able to stand, but the choice was up to the coaches.

"Ezenwa appears to be the No 1 now after what he did in the qualifiers, but he is not world-class," Idah said.

"Uzoho is better than him and I believe the training camp before the World Cup will determine who is really No 1."

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