Abuja - Nigeria
striker Emmanuel Emenike has announced his retirement from international
old made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2010 under Samson Siasia, and went
on to win the Africa Cup of Nations three years later in South Africa, where he
also emerged top scorer with four goals.
more Eagles career! After 5 great years I am happy to announce that I have put
full-stop (sic) to my national (sic) team career for the sake of national
peace", he wrote on his instagram page.
The on loan
Al-Ain of UAE striker has been in poor form lately, and was on the verge of
being ignored for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland according to
several reports, before announcing his decision to quit the team on Monday evening.
however subtly hinted he may not have retired of his own volition, suggesting
he may have been threatened to quit the team.
Eagles is a camp, not a family house and it shouldn't be a threat zone to any
individual. I have done according to our national anthem," Emenike wrote
unclear what he means by the above statement, but unconfirmed reports suggest
he may have been told his time was up with the national team.
coming on the heels of Vincent Enyeama's decision to also retire from
international football, after falling out with coach Sunday Oliseh.
makes two senior Super Eagles players that have announced their international
retirement within a space of two weeks, one, due to a clear altercation with
the coach, and the other, possibly for the same reason.