Many would have thought that the retirement of Vincent Enyeama from international football was enough to melt down the row that engulfed the Super Eagles camp ahead of the friendly against DR Congo on Wednesday, but it has all taken a new turn with Coach Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh accusing the former captain of the team of ‘character assasination.
Oliseh narrated the story of how it all happened when speaking to the media officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, debunking all claims by Enyeama that the coach badly treated him and insulted his late mother.
“To say the least; I am very hurt and disappointed at the character assassination Vincent has taken on my personality as regards this issue. If you want to retire, do so but don’t drag in somebody or insult people who did nothing.
“He (Enyeama) wanted to say something; and I said this is not the time for that because we just had a talk on how to improve our game, we will discuss private matters afterwards. He said no, he wanted to say something and I said no also I don’t want you to say anything now, please sit down we can talk later but he was adamant and he started raising his voice against me,” Oliseh said.
“It was then I told him that with all due respect, this is the Super Eagles and I am the coach and we are not going to have two coaches, I am to decide who talks and when… If you refuse to accept what I say, then it is better you go out. He was still adamant and trying to raise his voice. It was then I said it is either you leave or we (the team) leave the room for you. He refused and then I told him I will order him to be taken out because he was even stopping his teammates from having their dinner.”
The coach narrated further by stating that other players like Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and Ahmed Musa were the persons involved in helping Enyeama out of the room..