Lagos - Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has announced his retirement from international football.
The Lille shot stopper made the announcement on Thursday via Instagram, with a picture of him holding a microphone and an award plaque on the pitch.
“I have fought a good fight for more 13 years. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and sang the anthem with passion. Henceforth, there is laid for me a crown which only God can reward me for my 13 years of national service. God bless NIGERIA.” He began.
“From henceforth, I am no more the captain of the Nigerian senior football team, I am no more the goalie of the team, I am out of the team. I am no more available for international duties. I want to say thank you to every Nigerian fan and supporter worldwide. It’s been the most trying period of my life but I know that Nigerians are there for me and God is with me. God bless Nigeria. #ENDOFANERA.”
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A bereaved Enyeama was in Nigeria last weekend to bury his late mother, who’s death saw the Eagles captain miss Nigeria’s last two games against Tanzania and Niger. That development did not go down well with Oliseh who did not show remorse over the Lille’s shot-stopper sad condition at the time.
Enyeama arrived Belgium late on Monday for Nigeria’s two friendlies against Congo and Cameroon, but met an angry Oliseh who ordered him out of the team’s Hotel Verviers camp, and subsequently on Tuesday, named Ahmed Musa as captain for the two friendly games.
The development left Enyeama devastated and finally calling it quit on international football.
Enyeama is the most capped Super Eagles player with 101 appearances for Nigeria, surpassing Joseph Yobo’s 100 caps.
The Lille goalkeeper joined the Super Eagles in 2002, and has played in three world cups, reaching the Round of 16. He won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 where his outstanding performance was helpful to Nigeria.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.