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Enyeama Quits Super Eagles Angrily After Losing Captaincy to Ahmed Musa

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 30: Karim Benzema of France shoots against Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Kingsley Kanayo

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has announced his retirement from the national team, a day after news broke about his row with Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh.

Enyeama had challenged Coach Sunday Oliseh’s decision to name Ahmed Musa as captain of the team which Oliseh took as a rude affront on his leadership as team Coach. Enyeama then proceeded to narrate the incident on his Instagram page after the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and Enyeama’s teammates led by Mikel Obi prevailed on Coach Oliseh, stirring more public controversy about the issue.

The player, SIGNAL gathered took the decision without the knowledge of his teammates, some of who are still surprised at his brazen decision to quit the team.

Enyeama said on his Instagram page he is no longer available for national team duties and would henceforth face his club career.

He wrote, “I have fought a good fight for more than 13 years.I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and sang the anthem with passion. henceforth, there is laid for me a crown which only GOD can reward me for my 13years of national services. God bless NIgeria.

“Henceforth, I am no more the captain of the NIgerian senior football team, I am no more the goalie of the team. I am out of the team. I am no more available for international duties.

“I want to say thank you to every Nigerian fan and supporter world wide. It’s been the most trying period of my life but I know that Nigerians are there for me and God is with me. God bless NIgeria.”

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh has been quiet over the whole episode and is yet to utter a word.

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