Abuja - Super
Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has stated categorically that he will retire
from international football at the end of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in
Lille of France goalkeeper has been Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper for the
better part of the 13 years he has been a Nigerian international and there has
been muted talks about his successor and when he will eventually leave the
the 32-year old has stated in no unclear terms that he will retire from
international football after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
will certainly leave after the next Africa Cup of Nations,” he said. “I have
been here for thirteen years now and from when I started, you will notice I am
the only one still standing,” Enyeama posited.
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former Enyimba goalkeeper admitted he was on the verge of quitting after the
last World Cup in Brazil, but was prevailed upon by his family to hold on.
thought about quitting after the World Cup in Brazil, but I spoke to my family
and they encouraged me to stay on,” he revealed.
went on to mention Warri Wolves goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi as his possible
heard Dan (Akpeyi) did well in our last match in South Africa. I think he’s a
good goalkeeper and I think he can take over from me,” he added.