Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper and invitee to the camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Carl Onora Ikeme has expressed that he will not try to be like Vincent Enyeama who called in to mark an absentia from the squad to play against Tanzania in Saturday’s 2017 AFCON qualifier.
Head coach of the team, Sunday Oliseh has confirmed yesterday that Enyeama will play no part in the much anticipated encounter after he has begged to be excluded from the final list of players to trade tackles with the Taifa Stars citing “personal reasons.”
It looks like the job to man the post now lies with the supposed second choice keeper of the day, Carl Ikeme, and the foreign-based goal tender has said that he will not try to be a clone of the Super Eagles captain.
“I will just try and do what I do in my club,” the 29-year-old said.
“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 and play my own game and give my best.”
Ikeme who made it into the first team of Wolverhampton has a teenager in 2003 will be between the sticks for the very first time for his fatherland on Saturday if he is given the chance by Coach Oliseh.
Other goal keepers that made the flight to Dar es Salaam are Sunshine Stars first choice goalie Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas of Enyimba who was recalled to the squad as replacement for Enyeama..