Former Nigeria Captain Vincent Enyeama declared this week that he was bringing his 13-year international career to an end, following a dispute with head coach Sunday Oliseh over the stripping of his captaincy.
Oliseh told Brila FM that the news of Enyeama’s retirement was “very sad” but Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has urged the team to look to the future after they were beaten 2-0 by DR Congo in a friendly on Thursday.
“There is no time for us to dwell on this defeat. We were not at the last Africa Cup of Nations finals, but the Congolese were there and finished the tournament as bronze medal-winners,” he said in a message via the NFF’s website.
“It is not an excuse to lose to them. But it is a fact. However, I have no doubt in your ability to turn things around when we play Cameroon on Sunday. That means you need to put this defeat behind you and focus hard on Sunday’s match.”