Abuja - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has said Al-Ain of
UAE striker Emmanuel Emenike is not irreplaceable following the striker's
retirement from international football last month.
The 28-year old striker had announced his retirement from
international football just two weeks after former captain Vincent Enyeama also
retired, leading to concerns there were some problems in the team.
But Oliseh, speaking for the first time since Emenike's
retirement, says the player did well for Nigeria, but maintains he isn't
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"Emenike served Nigeria well and I believe he thought
about it well before making the decision to retire and we wish him all the
"But like I have said from the beginning, he isn't
irreplaceable, nobody is. Only Nigeria is irreplaceable.
"We have had great players; in fact the greatest
players Africa has ever seen were produced by Nigeria. They retired and Nigeria
did not die but we should thank him for what he has done for Nigeria," he
The Super Eagles play the Sihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland in
a two-pronged 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday in Mbabane and next
Tuesday in Port Harcourt.For
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