Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has cleared the air on the clamour for the return of retired goalkeeper of the Super eagles, Vincent Enyeama.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has come out to state categorically that talk of a return of Enyeama to Nigeria’s national male team remains the decision of Technical adviser Gernot Rohr and not with NFF.
“The football house would not in any way interfere in Rohr’s choice of players and goalkeepers for the national team,” Sanusi told the Guardian on Monday.
“The NFF does not interfere in the choice of players or goalkeepers for the national teams.
“We gave Rohr the free hand to pick whoever he feels capable of playing in the Super Eagles. I won’t say we are in support of his decision to bring back Enyeama neither will I say we are against it. Rohr’s decision is final as far as such issue is concerned.” He said.
With Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme recovering from Leukemia, FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi of South Africa Premier Soccer League side Chippa United have both played between the sticks for Nigeria in recent matches.
Enyeama, 35, announced his retirement from the Super Eagles in 2015 and has since not returned to the national team set-up despite being linked with a surprise call-up in local media.