Paris - Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama says most players
whose countries have qualified for the 2014 World Cup are not thinking of the
championship at the moment but the fate of their various clubsides across the
“We are talking of top professionals who are heavily
rewarded for what their clubs get during the season, some are fighting for a
place in the Champions League, like my club, Lille Metropol, others are
fighting to get Europa league positions and some very good players are even
fighting against relegations for their
“So to many of us, we don’t want to discuss the World Cup at
the moment, what we want is good placing for our club sides and then we can
shift focus to the World Cup. If my club gets a Champions League spot for
instance, it will help me focus properly for the World Cup and I know Nigeria
will do well, trust me”, he said.
Enyeama, who has been the regular skipper of the national
team in the absence of Joseph Yobo, also called on football authorities to
refocus and let sleeping dogs lie for the good of the game in the country.
“We read a lot about happenings in Nigeria, which most times
are not palatable but we are the African Champions and we must let ourselves
enjoy the moment while it lasts so that we can take a very determined spirit to
the World Cup and I trust the NFF people will listen and help concentrate on
better preparation for the World Cup. In essence we don’t want to hear any
story of disagreement in the football family, please”.