Lagos - As another controversy between the Nigeria Football Federation and Vincent Enyeama over his supposed invitation to appear before the Disciplinary Committee lingers, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has refrained from getting involved in the controversy, by saying he isn’t aware if Enyeama was invited or not.
When asked why his captain didn’t appear before the NFF Disciplinary Committee, Keshi said he was only aware of his own case, and wasn’t aware if Enyeama was invited or not.
“I don’t know about Enyeama and I don’t know whether he was invited or not, I only know about myself and I appeared before the committee,” he said.
The 32-year old Super Eagles captain was conspicuously missing when the NFF Disciplinary Committee sat on Tuesday, but the Lille of France goalkeeper denied shunning the NFF, insisting he wasn’t invited.
“I respect my country and those in charge of our football, which is why I find the whole thing strange."
“As the captain, I only raised our concerns about the venue before our game, which didn’t go down well with the football authority."
"I was told to apologise for my comments, which I did immediately and they told me that’s fine.”
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“I only received a letter cautioning me about it [my comments] and to avoid a repeat of such."
“Personally, as it was resolved in-house I thought that was the end of the matter.
“But I only found out about a disciplinary hearing in the media but I didn’t get any letter to that effect,” he told the BBC.
Meanwhile, NFF spokesperson, Ademola Olajire told a local radio station they sent an invitation to Enyeama to appear before the Disciplinary Committee.
“I can confirm to you that Vincent Enyeama was sent an invitation by the NFF though the proper channel we usually communicate with him with," Olajire said.