Abuja - Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama could face
sanctions after questioning the suitability of the venue for his country's last
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Enyeama, who plays for French side Lille, suggested Kaduna
city, in northern Nigeria, should not have been chosen to host Saturday's match
against Chad on security grounds.
The Super Eagles won the match 2-0. Enyeama skippered the
side in his 101st appearance for his country -- making him Nigeria's most
The comments reportedly did not go down well with the new
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who said he would not attend the match
until football federation chiefs stepped in.
Also read: Enyeama not happy with Kaduna venue for Chad game
Boko Haram Islamists, who believe football is a Western ploy
to distract Muslims from their religion, have attacked cities in northern
Nigeria, including in Kaduna.
But the violence is largely concentrated in the northeast.
Enyeama, 32, later apologised but Nigeria Football
Federation officials said they were looking at punishing the player after
manager Stephen Keshi criticised the remarks.
"What Vincent did was unacceptable and he cannot go
unpunished for this," added Nigeria's former midfielder Garba Lawal, who
is now general manager at Kaduna United FC.For
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