Nigerian International Goalkeeper and skipper, Vincent Enyeama has announced that he is quitting the national team for good, Elombah.com has gathered.
Enyeama made the pronouncement after he was relieved as the captain of the team and was replaced with CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa.
It was learnt that Skipper Vincent Enyeama buried his mum on weekend and tried making it to camp on Monday and was late, hence, was axed by the Super Eagles’ Coach, Sunday Oliseh.
It could be recalled that a similar imbroglio that broiled between Enyeama and former Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia relatively cost the later his job.
Enyeama, who has played for 13 years with the Super Eagles, with 101 caps to his credit, felt that he deserves a better treatment that he was getting from the new Eagles Coach.
Oliseh, in defence of his decision to replace Enyeama with Ahmed Musa, said that the man who takes over as captain of Eagles have all the qualities of a good captain.
Speaking on Brilla radio, Oliseh said: “I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain.
“When you have a new government like our honourable president just came in, he’s picked his ministers. And you have your philosophy and you have your way of working.
“As a coach I have looked at the team and I have looked at Nigeria going forward. We need a captain who will think of staying with Nigeria for several years to come, who is regularly in the front. And Ahmed Musa did a great job for us in Tanzania under very difficult circumstance. He is a very responsible player and he is the captain of the team. So he is the captain of the team, there is no question of a tussle.
“The fact that I would like to have somebody (as captain) who is thinking of playing now and not somebody who is preparing for retirement or thinking of life after-football.
“And I think it’s time we had peace and quiet around the Super Eagles. That is why I am glad that most of the players here are finding ways to work as a team because I get the feeling now that they are aware that they are representing 170 million people’’, Oliseh noted.
He explained that the camp was in good mood ahead of the friendly match with Congo in Belgium..
According to Oliseh, “The players have shown their desire and we are working on stringing them together. It is unfortunate that the home-based players are yet to be given visas but we are hopeful that they will be here for the second match against Cameroon on Sunday’’
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