Lagos - Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has withdrawn
from Nigeria's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on Saturday,
Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh said.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Oliseh revealed that
Enyeama has chosen not to be part of the Nigerian team to Dar-es-Salaam.
"Vincent (Enyeama) is not going to be a part of it (the
game against Tanzania), I can confirm that to you, he won't be a part of
it," Oliseh said.
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Speaking further, Oliseh extolled Enyeama's qualities but
admitted that his late withdrawal from the squad has put them in a 'complicated
"With all due respect, Vincent Enyeama is a very good
goalkeeper, a classy goalkeeper. But his late withdrawal has put us in a very
"But what happens should our best player fall sick
before a match? Should Nigeria withdraw from the match? It is a sign of
disrespect to say if one player is not there they will crumble.
"So we have to move on. He withdrew himself, not us, so
we have to move on and cope with it," Oliseh added.
Following Enyeama's withdrawal from the squad, Wolverhampton
Wanderers of England goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme is expected to be in goal and make
his international debut.For
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