By Chinatu Jon
Former Super Eagles captain and Lille Métropole shot stopper, Vincent Enyeama, has refuted claims that he literally shut the door to his return to the national team.
Earlier reports say that Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr said that the Akwa Ibom-born goalkeeper ended hopes of his return to the national team after he put a series of calls to him but failed to get any reply whatsoever from the 34 year old goalkeeper.
Vincent Enyeama was sharp to deny such reports when he wrote on his Twitter account: “Why do pple take pleasure in lies bcos Enyeama is mentioned, The coach never got me on phone, so I wonder why he said that.”
The ex-Super Eagles’ captain holds a record 101 appearances for the national team but voluntarily retired from the national team after a bust up with for Eagles’ boss, Sunday Oliseh, but have left the door open on a return, only leaving everyone guessing if and when.
Similarly, the Nigerian press have been accused of misquoting the Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, yet again after it was revealed that he never advocated an increase in the bonus payments of Super Eagles’ players.
Contrary to earlier reports, Rohr actually challenged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to be prepared to pay out more money as he expects more wins this year which will culminate in more money bonuses to the players and staff.
The 63-year-old German boasts of a 100% record as manager of the Super Eagles, registering 3 wins in 3 games.
First against Tanzania in AFCON Qualifiers then Zambia and Algeria in the World Cup Qualifiers. His next game will be against Senegal in an Africa Cup of Nations warmup game for the Teranga Lions of Senegal.