Oliseh Reacts As Eagles Captain, Enyeama Withdraws From Tanzania Clash

Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh has reacted to the late withdrawal of the Team captain, Vincent Enyeama from Saturday’s AFCON qualifier in Tanzania.


Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, the former Borrusia Dortmund midfielder admitted that the withdrawal has put him in a tight corner.

Enyeama is still clashing with members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over his comments regarding the safety of the northern Nigerian town of Kaduna for the AFCON qualifier against Chad in June.

Oliseh, while addressing newsmen, said: “The late withdrawal has put me in a tight concern”. “He asked to be withdrawn from the team. And the reason for that I don’t know, I think it’s best you ask the player.”

In Enyeama’s absence, Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will now be expected to make his debut for the Eagles in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon.

Ikeme assured Nigerians that he will give his best to the team ;

“I will just try and do what I do in my club,” he assured.

“I will not be under pressure but I will give my best. I am not going to try and be Vincent (Enyeama), but I will just try to play my own game and give my best.”

Enyeama who is the Team Captain is currently Nigeria’s most capped player  after Joseph Yobo’s retirement in 2013.

The Super Eagles will proceed to Tanzania via a chartered flight tomorrow for the crucial Saturday match.