Super Eagles Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr says former captain of the team Vincent Enyeama is ‘ready to come back’ after speaking with the estranged Lille shot-stopper.
Enyeama, Nigeria’s most capped player with 101 appearances for the Eagles, retired from international football in 2015 after falling out with the Nigeria Football Federation hierarchy and subsequently with former coach, Sunday Oliseh.
But Rohr however, told a press conference in Uyo that the 35-year old must be fit and playing regularly before securing a place in the current Eagles side.
“I spoke with him (Enyeama); he is ready to come back but he must be fit before,” the Franco-German said. “He knows that first of all now, it is a problem of health.
“The past is the past. We have to look at the future.
“If he is ready (if he is playing)…the problem now for him is to find a new club because Lille bought two other goalkeepers and it will not be possible for him to play again in Lille.
“So he has to find another club in the winter transfer window (January) but first, he can play again with the second team of Lille.
“I will see him playing and if he plays well, there are no conditions for him to come back (to the Super Eagles). He explained to me already on the phone.
“I think he will fight for his country but first, he will have to win the fight against injury,” Rohr stated.
Enyeama last featured for Nigeria on 13 June 2015 in a 2-0 win against Chad during the 2017 AFCON qualifying match in Kaduna.
The former Enyimba goalkeeper won his 100th cap for Nigeria in a 1-0 loss to Uganda in Uyo on 26 March 2015.