By Rachael Ugiagbe

Emmanuel Emenike  of Nigeria celebrates goal  ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria celebrates goal © Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that Emmanuel Emenike is yet to notify the association of his retirement.

The Al-Ain striker took Nigerian football by storm when he called it quit from the Super Eagles national team last week, taking to his Instagram page to make the announcement of his retirement from international football.

“After five great years, I am happy to announce that I have put a full stop to my national team career for the sake of national peace,” his statement on Instagram read.

“It’s a pleasure for me to have played for this great country. I never regretted it and I think it’s the best time to end it. The Super Eagles is a camp, not a family house. And it shouldn’t be a threat zone for any individual,” he wrote on Instagram.

However, NFF spokesperson Ademola Olajire revealed to Punch that Emenike has not communicated with the country’s football federation about his retirement.

“The NFF has yet to receive any official notification of retirement from Emenike. He didn’t inform us about his decision before going to the social media to announce it.”

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