I Don’t Have A Problem With Sunday Oliseh – Enyeama

 

Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama has said he does not have issues with ex-coach of the team, Sunday Oliseh.

Enyeama, 37, unceremoniously quit the Super Eagles in 2015 after a row with the then-coach, Oliseh. This was after the 1996 Olympic gold medalist had stripped the former Lille goalie of the team’s captaincy and handed it over to Ahmed Musa.

There are speculations that the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner is not on a good term with Oliseh since the incident, but Enyeama has brushed aside such claims, saying he has no “problem” with the former Super Eagles skipper.

“I don’t have a problem with Sunday Oliseh; get that point right,” the former Enyimba star said in an Instagram live chat with Channels TV on Friday.

“I don’t have a problem with Sunday Oliseh. I have heard a whole lot of people say ‘Vincent has a problem with Sunday Oliseh’.”

According to him, the fallout with Oliseh was “a script,” adding that “we all played our part and the movie was done.”

He noted, however, that he “had a lot to offer to the team” before his retirement and revealed that he was invited to the disciplinary board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after the incident.

On claims by former internationals, Taiye Taiwo and Chinedu Ogbuke that they were asked for a bribe to be included in the country’s team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Enyeama said he cannot deny or verify the allegations.

“I have not been a victim,” he noted. “I have not experienced it. God has always been my strength. My talent has always been there to see me through also. I can’t put my foot down, sincerely, to say that there has not been that thing, or there has been that thing.”

He added that some of the players that won the 2013 AFCON for Nigeria may have been dropped from the team to the World Cup in Brazil due to a loss of form or injuries.

“If you consider the present form,” he said, “you might not want to take the same team. Not because they won AFCON, they have to be in the team for the World Cup.”

Enyeama Set To Join French Club Angers

(File Photo) Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is set to join struggling French club Angers when the January transfer window opens.

Enyeama is expected to replace Angers second choice goalkeeper Mathieu Michel who is close to a return to lower division side, Nimes Olympique.

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Reports say Angers must splash €500,000 to €1million to land Enyeama who has 18 months left on his current deal with Lille.

The 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner has been out of football for seven months owing to a knee injury.

 

Vincent Enyeama Ruled Out For The Season

EnyeamaFormer Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Enyeama missed Saturday’s 3-0 win over Gingham and Manager, Franck Passi, has now confirmed he will undergo arthroscopic surgery and miss the club’s last four Ligue 1 games.

The 34-year-old who had 101 caps for Nigeria before retiring in 2015, has played 34 times for Lille in all competitions this season.

NFF Appoints Siasia, Amuneke To Lead Super Eagles

siasiaNigeria has re-appointed Samson Siasia as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles.

He will work with respected tactician Salisu Yusuf, FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.

According to the NFF website, the combination was recommended by the NFF Technical and Development Committee following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation on Twitter in the early hours of Friday.

Siasia served as Super Eagles’ Head Coach between December 2010 and October 2011, before his contract was terminated following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Amuneke led the Nigeria U-17 boys to a fifth FIFA World Cup title in Chile in 2015 and was hailed for his excellent comportment and maturity, as well as the tremendous skills of his players.

Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were in the immediate past crew led by Oliseh and will serve as the bridge with the new team as Nigeria gets set for a potentially explosive double date with the Pharaohs in March.

Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green told thenff.com: “The new crew has the mandate to reach out to the very best Nigerian players anywhere. The matches against Egypt would not be picnics and we need our very best for those contests.”

The NFF has also revealed that former coach, Sunday Oliseh was this week paid the sum of N20 million, being salaries for three months (December 2015, January 2016 and February 2016) and half-year rent for July-December 2015.

He was signed on in July 2015.

Oliseh Quits As Super Eagles Coach

Sunday-Oliseh-Super-EaglesSuper Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh has resigned his role as chief Coach of the senior men’s national team with immediate effect.

In a letter sent to the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday, Oliseh tendered his resignation and thanked the NFF for the opportunity to serve the country as a player and coach.

Oliseh, who took over the Super Eagles job in July 2015, led the team to 14 international assignments and lost just two.

One of the major talking points of his seven month career as coach of the Super Eagles was his misunderstanding with Vincent Enyeama, which eventually forced the goalkeeper to quit international football.

After Nigeria’s exit from the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda, Coach Oliseh in an online recording, described his critics as insane and accused some ex-internationals as part of the problem affecting the development of Nigerian football.

In an interview with Channels Television, president of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick described Oliseh’s resignation as a rude shock.

“This is happening at a very wrong time. Just when I was thinking, the NFF is getting it right with the coach and now this is happening. We just paid owed allowances and getting ready for the crucial game against Egypt. This is not good for our football”.

Pinnick says the federation will stay focused and expressed confidence in the abilities of assistant coaches Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu.

”Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu are dedicated Nigerians and they understand the mission at hand. If we have time, we will get someone to work with them, but at the moment, I am confident they can lead the team to success”.

Nigeria will play Egypt in a Cup of Nations qualifying game on March 25 in Kaduna.

Two Nigerians Make CAF Award Nominee List

Two Nigerians Make CAF Award Norminee ListTwo Nigerian internationals have been shortlisted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a 37-man list for the 2015 African Footballer of the year.

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, who recently announced his retirement from international football made the list released by CAF on Sunday.

The current African Player of the year, Yaya Toure is also on the list.

England-based players Riyad Mahrez from Algeria, Yannick Bolasie of DR Congo, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Mame Diouf from Senegal, Kenya’s Victor Wanyama and Gabon skipper, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on the list.

Meanwhile, no Nigerian player plying their trade in the domestic league made the shortlist of 24 players shortlisted for the African player of the year based in Africa.

Oliseh Demands Super Eagles Resurgence

olisehNigeria’s Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, wants a quick response from his players ahead of Sunday’s international friendly against Cameroon.

The Super Eagles were beaten 2-0 by the Democratic Republic of Congo in their last friendly international on Thursday, with Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Mkololo netting for the Leopards at the Vise stadium in Belgium.

Oliseh has asked for a rapid response that would see his side bounce back against the four-time African champions.

The former Eagles midfielder has so far managed three games as Nigeria’s coach and has recorded one win, one draw and one defeat.

Organizers have confirmed that the match between Nigeria and Cameroon would take place at the Edmond Machtens Stadium in Brussels at 7pm Nigerian time.

Enyeama Affirms Decision To Quit

enyeamaVincent Enyeama has confirmed he is quitting international football with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Speaking to Channels Sports, from his base in France, Enyeama said he doesn’t want to disrupt the ongoing rebuilding process of Coach Sunday Oliseh.

The Lille shot stopper believes it is not professionally right for him to remain in current set up of the senior national team.

The 33-year-old’s decision came after Coach Sunday Oliseh replaced him as Captain with Ahmed Musa, only hours before the match in Verviers, Belgium.

Enyeama insisted that his decision was taken in the best interest of the country, while promising to consider a return to the team if it is the right decision to take.

On Tuesday, the Lille goalkeeper had a misunderstanding with Coach Oliseh and was asked to leave the camp of the team.

Vincent Enyeama Quits Super Eagles

EnyeamaVincent Enyeama has confirmed he is quitting international football with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Speaking to Channels Sports, Enyeama said that he does not want to disrupt the ongoing rebuilding process of Coach Sunday Oliseh.

Enyeama has checked out of the team’s hotel in Belgium and heading to his club in France.

On Tuesday, the Lille goalkeeper had a misunderstanding with Coach Oliseh and was asked to leave the camp of the team.

But after the intervention of the NFF, he was allowed to stay but it seems the goalie had already made the decision to quit.

Enyeama, who joined the team on Tuesday (October 6), had reportedly questioned Coach Oliseh’s choice of naming Ahmed Musa captain for the friendly games against DR Congo and Cameroon.

The coach did not like it and asked him to leave the team’s hotel and immediately made moves to call up Dele Alampasu.

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, told Channels TV that evening that he had spoken with the coach and player and “the matter has been resolved and Enyeama would stay in camp”.

However, there were signs that the issues were still raging when on Wednesday, Vincent Enyeama took to his Instagram page to express disappointment.

Coach Oliseh Sends Enyeama Out of Super Eagles Camp

EnyeamaSuper Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expelled goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama from the team’s camp in Belgium.

Enyeama, who joined the team on Tuesday (October 6) had questioned Coach Oliseh’s choice of naming Ahmed Musa captain for the friendly games against DR Congo and Cameroon. The coach did not like it and asked him to leave the team’s hotel and immediately made moves to call up Dele Alampasu.

In September, the goalkeeper failed to report to camp in Abuja for the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, only for news to break that he had lost his mother.

Coach Oliseh has reiterated that indiscipline and poor show of commitment from players would not be allowed in his team, particularly during the rebuilding phase.

Speaking to Channels Sports, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, confirmed that he had spoken with the coach and player.

“When I heard of the situation, I called Coach Sunday Oliseh and he confirmed he told Vincent to leave the team hotel. Yes, there was a misunderstanding but the matter has been resolved and Enyeama will stay in camp,” he said.

Enyeama, Mikel, Moses Return To Super Eagles

Super EaglesVincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are among 24 Super Eagles players called up for next month’s international friendlies against Congo DR and Cameroon in Belgium.

The quartet missed out of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Tanzania and the friendly with Niger Republic earlier in the month.

Ogenyi Onazi, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun also got called up, as well as former junior international, Shehu Abdullahi and Moses Simon.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Femi Thomas, Chima Akas, Austin Oboroakpo, Paul Onobi and Prince Aggrey are the six players from the Nigerian league invited for the games.

The 2013 AFCON champions will play Congo DR on October 8 and Cameroon three days later in Antwerp, Belgium.

AFCON 2017: Chad Game, A Must Win – Keshi

keshiNigeria’s Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, says the team must win the Chadians in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match to make progress in its quest to be in Gabon for the tournament in 2017.     

Coach Keshi, who spoke ahead of the match against the Les Sao of Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, explained that despite the fact that the team parades a complete set of new players, the Eagles had all it takes to qualify at the group stage to book a place in Gabon.

During a news conference at the Eagles Intercontinental Hotel base in Kaduna, Nigeria’s north-west on Wednesday, the Eagles coach said the Chadian team parade quite a number of professional players and therefore should not be underrated.

He also described Nigeria’s absence at the last Nations Cup as a disaster which must not be allowed to happen again.

Mr Keshi had earlier expressed optimism that the re-branded Super Eagles would fly over the Chadian side.

Captain of the team, Vincent Enyeama and Odion Ighalo of the newly promoted Watford FC of England also expressed confidence that the team had all it takes to defeat the Chadians on Saturday.