Enyeama quits international football after fallout with Oliseh / Vincent Enyeama

 Vincent Enyeama has quit international football after a very public spat with Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh on Tuesday night. Vincent today informed the coach about his decision to retire, then packed his bags and left for his France base.

Enyeama posted on Instagram:

“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 13 years of national service.

“God bless NIGERIA. From 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 worldwide. It’s being the most trying period of my life but I know that Nigerians are there for me and God is with me. God bless NIGERIA.”

Enyeama arrived at the Nigeria camp on Tuesday, one day past Monday's deadline, after attending his mother's funeral over the weekend in his home town.

According to ESPN reports, Oliseh was unhappy about his captain's late arrival and demoted him at a team meeting after dinner, naming CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa as the new captain.

Enyeama, told ESPN FC. "So I stood up to explain my position and ask for an explanation, but the coach asked me to sit down.

"I insisted on speaking because I felt that with the years of dedicated service I have given to the country I deserve at least the respect of giving my own side. But he told me that either the whole team would leave the room for me, or I would have to leave the room for the whole team."

The Lille goalkeeper was then expelled from the camp, but was allowed to remain following the intervention of Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick.

NVS thanks Enyeama for years of dedication to the country and fortitude to bear his Mother's loss.


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