Enyeama Reveals How NFF & Co. Retired Him From Football

Enyeama Retired From Football

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has given an insight into the circumstances surrounding his retirement from international football.

The 37-year-old disclosed that the NFF pushed him into early retirement from international football.

The 2013 AFCON winner quit the national team in 2015 following a reported row with former Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh.

The row between Enyeama and Oliseh stripped him of the Eagles captaincy.

However, Enyeama disclosed that the decision to strip him of the captain band and the handling of the issue by the NFF led to his retirement from international football.

Speaking with Get French Football News podcast, he said: “I never wanted it to end the way that it did but who am I.

“I believe in God, I believe he made it happen, so I accept it… It is a part of my story that I wouldn’t really want to talk about.

“Because it is a little more complicated that people will know.

“I lost my mum, and I couldn’t represent the country in the match, the coach got angry, the federation got angry and one thing led to the other, which led to the other, which led to the other.

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“So the captaincy was taken off me in a manner that I felt shouldn’t have been. And I pulled out. Because all sort of things were said and were done. And I didn’t accept their decision.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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