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How NFF, Oliseh forced Enyeama into Retirement

Odiase Osayande

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Former Super eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has once again addressed the reasons that led to his fall out with the NFF and subsequent retirement from the national team.

Enyeama, 37, quit the national team in 2015 following a reported row with then Super Eagles Head Coach Sunday Oliseh.

The decision led to his being stripped of the Eagles captaincy and his eventual decision to hang his gloves.

Speaking to reporters, The 2015 AFCON winner said:

“I never wanted it to end the way that it did but who am I.

“I believe in God, I believe he made it happen, so I accept it… It is a part of my story that I wouldn’t really want to talk about.Because it is a little more complicated that people will know.

“I lost my mum, and I couldn’t represent the country in the match, the coach got angry, the federation got angry and one thing led to the other, which led to the other, which led to the other.

“So the captaincy was taken off me in a manner that I felt shouldn’t have been. And I pulled out. Because all sort of things were said and were done. And I didn’t accept their decision.”

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.

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