Forget Enyeama And Search For Young Goalkeepers – Ex International Tells Rohr


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr should forget about persuading Vincent Enyeama to return to the national team, and focus on grooming young goalkeepers according to Emmanuel Babayaro.


Rohr is set to meet with Enyeama in France to discuss a possible return to the national team, after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) gave him the all clear to call the former captain.

The Franco-German coach has claimed that Enyeama has issues with some interest in the NFF. A claim which the NFF has since denied, insisting the issues he had was with the former coach of the team Sunday Oliseh.

” I have followed the whole drama. I understand the reason why Rohr wants him back in the team, he is doing very well in a top league, and there are doubts over Carl Ikeme’s fitness ahead of the game against South Africa”, Babayaro told

” But we have young goalkeepers rearing to go, and like they say if you are good enough, you are old enough. So many things will need to change for Enyeama to return to the team, issues like the captain arm band. Relationship with some players in the team and also with the NFF.

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” Enyeama was discovered as a young goalkeeper in 2002, we have some of his type back then around Europe now, all Rohr needs to do is show them he trust them and they will give their best because it’s talents that took them to Europe “.