After hours of dialogue between the management of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama, a decision has been made on the future of the goalkeeper.
According to the NFF, a testimonial will be organised for Vincent Enyeama who retired from International football following a dispute with Coach Sunday Oliseh.
On Saturday, October 10, Enyeama returned to Belgium to meet with the NFF president Amaju Pinnick, NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko, but with the Lille goalkeeper still keen on retirement, the NFF believes he deserves “an honourable exit” from the Super Eagles.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president said: “I told him (Enyeama) that he did so well for Nigeria over the past 13-and-half years that he had been there, and by all means, is deserving of a honourable exit.
“Whatever the situation, whether he decides to return to the team or not, the NFF will organise a worthy testimonial match in his honour because he served the nation so well.
“However, the head coach is in full charge of the team and the camp at all times, and that fact must be respected. The NFF will support and respect the decision of the head coach of any of the national teams at all times.
“Both Oliseh and Enyeama are true heroes of Nigeria football, if you look at what they achieved at different times. But Oliseh is head coach now and in charge of the team. We will continue to respect his contract; our role as a federation is advisory.”
Enyeama retired from the international football after the shot-stopper fell out with Coach Sunday Oliseh in the team’s camp in Belgium.
The drama in Belgium allegedly started after Oliseh told Enyeama to leave the camp for questioning his choice of Ahmed Musa as captain.
Enyeama however denied the allegation saying his confrontation with gaffer Sunday Oliseh arose after his dead mother was insulted.
He is the most capped player in Nigeria’s history with 101 appearances to his name.