Former Nigeria goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama
A veteran of three World Cups (2002, 2010 and 2014), the 37-year-old former Lille shot stopper quit international football after accumulating a record 101 caps for Nigeria in 2015.
Considering the lingering goalkeeping issues in the team since he retired, the 2013 AFCON winner has now thrown his hat into the ring to remedy the situation.
“I cannot say no to Nigeria, that’s the truth,” Enyeama said in an interview with Brila FM on Friday. “If Nigeria tells me today ‘Vincent, we have goalkeeping problem; we need you’, I will be there. I can’t say no.
Following his acrimonious retirement from the national team in 2015 after falling out with former coach Sunday Oliseh, the ex-Enyimba goalkeeper also informed that he hasn’t been asked to rescind his decision and return to the Super Eagles.
“Since I left Nigerian football in 2015, no one has contacted me.”
The former Hapoel Tel Aviv keeper has been without a club since August 2018 when his contract with French side Lille was terminated by mutual consent. Two months ago, he had an unsuccessful trial with another Ligue 1 outfit, Dijon. He is currently looking for a new club.
Enyeama’s retirement and subsequent illness to Carl Ikeme, which cut short his career, meant the 3-time African champions have struggled in the goalkeeping department, with Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa