By Rachael Ugiagbe


Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been ruled himself out of this weekend’s 2017 AFCON qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania and the subsequent friendly match with Niger Republic.

It was reported that the Lille goalkeeper wrote to Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh to state his personal reasons at a time when he was being expected to the team’s camp in Abuja.

Reacting to the news, Coach Oliseh shrugged off concerns that Enyeama’s absence would worry the camp. He insists that every player will be given equal opportunity to feature for the team and no player will hold the country to ransome.

The latest development provides Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme an opportunity to make his debut for Nigeria.

Dolphins goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the second goalkeeper available to coach Oliseh, but as it stands, Enyimba’s Femi Thomas could be handed a late call-up as the third goalkeeper for the trip to Dar es Salaam.

Coach Sunday Oliseh is expected to shed more light on Vincent Enyeama’s unavailability at a press conference later today in Abuja.

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