Former Nigeria international striker Emmanuel Emenike has reiterated that the Nigerian senior national team will go on and perform well, without him.

The Al Ain striker retired from international duty with Nigeria this month, after former captain Enyeama retured also.

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“I have absolutely nothing against the coach (Oliseh),” said Emenike.

“As for me, I still remain loyal to coach Sunday Oliseh and I want to believe he understands my decision.

“My decision has nothing to do with the coach, who is a brave man, a technically sound person, my decision has nothing to go against his vision for the Super Eagles.

“Me out of the team will equally ease pressure on the coach and it will enable the younger players to fight harder for the team.”

“Nigeria have produced lots of talented goal poacher like Julius Aghahowa, Victor Agali, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Samuel Okwaraji, Obafemi Martins, Ike Uche, Rashidi Yekini just to mention a few. I believe with God on our side, the team will fly higher without Emenike,” he predicted.

“I will be glad to see them qualify for both the AFCON and World Cup in 2018.

“We have lots of good players in the team and more are still coming in to contribute, so I believe the team will get better and stronger as time goes on. The team will be great under Oliseh.”

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