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Enyeama Considering Quitting Eagles

Posted: Jun 24, 2015 at 3:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•   Keshi Case Inconclusive –NFF

•  Let’s Focus On Tanzania, Says Coach

By Tony Ezimakor  /Abuja


Expectedly, Super Eagles Captain and Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, did not appear before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee that met on Tuesday in Abuja.

The player is seriously considering bidding the Eagles bye.

A source close to the player said on Tuesday that Enyeama was seriously considering quitting the Super Eagles.

Enyeama, who expressed serious concerns about the security situation in Kaduna prior to the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad that the team won 2-0, was summoned by the NFF to defend himself.

Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama

He apologised to the good people of Kaduna and the governor and the NFF over his utterance, saying he regretted the statement.

Despite his apology, the NFF queried him and was alleged that the player refused to reply the query.

He was summoned to appear before the NFF disciplinary committee to defend himself. But the player refused to honour the invitation.

However,  Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, who appeared before the committee, defended himself over the allegation that he applied for the vacant post of the Cote d’ Ivoire national team job.

“I did not apply for the job,” he said as a matter of fact.

According to him, what the NFF, Super Eagles and media should focus on was how to beat Tanzania on September 6, 2015 in Dare Salam, and if possible re-conquer the continent again in the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

“We should be thinking of how we will prepare against Tanzania and win the game. That should be the focus and not what this guy said and what that guy said; all these little gossips. We should go ahead and put together a formidable team that can conquer Africa  again, we can do it,” said Keshi.

On the meeting with the committee, he said, “Everything went well, the NFF will talk to you on that but everything went well. Like you guys know, I never applied for the Cote d’Ivoire job.”

He denied knowledge of the whereabouts and the invitation of team captain Vincent Enyeama, who was expected to appear before the committee.

“No I am not aware. I only know about my own invitation. You can ask the NFF officials they should be able to tell you,” Keshi said.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the committee, Chris Green, said after te meeting that Keshi’s case was inconclusive.

“If we need to go Cote d’ Ivoire in order to get to the root of the matter we will do that,” he said, adding that Enyeama’s issue was  blown out of proprtion.

“We’ve made our recommendations. We will handle the matter internally”.