Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has been urged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to call up goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama , who retired from the team in controversial circumstances two years ago.
Rohr as reported by Owngoalnigeria.com said Enyeama has issues with the NFF, and that is the reason why he has refused to answer his call to return to the team despite several meeting between the duo.
The Super Eagles are facing a mini goalkeeper crisis with first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme battling to be fit for his club side Wolverhampton Wanderers, where speculations has it that he could miss the rest of the season.
If Ikeme ends up missing the rest of the season, he will not be match fit when Nigeria take on South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers on June 10, and Rohr has never been known to be comfortable with the duo of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa who are the back up choice to the first choice goalkeeper.
The likelihood of Ikeme’s absence forced the coach to clear the air on why Lille shot stopper Enyeama is not back in the team, insisting he had issues to sort out with the NFF, a claim which the NFF has now refuted.
NFF Spokesman, Ademola Olajire speaking in Lagos yesterday however said, Enyeama had issues with former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh and not the NFF as claimed.
” NFF has never had any problem with Enyeama and I don’t understand why he made such statement and that the NFF is the only reason he can’t return to the Eagles. The only issue I can recall that lead to his retirement from the team, was when he had problems with former coach Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama or any player that Rohr needs to make the Eagles fly is welcomed to the team”, Olajire told newsmen in Lagos.