Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has claimed that Vincent Enyeama told him in a conversation that he is tired of playing for Nigeria and will not be returning to the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. There has been a clamour for the Lille of France keeper to return to the team after he quit acrimoniously. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is open to welcoming Enyeama back into the team as it was obvious the Eagles have a goalkeeping problem.
A return to the Nigeria national team setup is not on Vincent Enyeama’s cards, according to ex-international Peterside Idah.
The idea of the Lille shot-stopper returning to the Super Eagles’ setup has long been mooted.
And ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia which coincides with a seeming dearth of talent in the nation’s goalkeeping department, the former skipper has been favoured for a comeback.
But Idah, a former goalkeeper insists the 35-year-old, who abruptly called time on his international career in 2015 is ’tired of playing’ for the country.
"I was one of those who spoke to [Vincent] Enyeama when there was an attempt to get him back to the national team and he told me he’s tired of playing for Nigeria," Idah told Super Sport.
"So, there should be no Enyeama [at the World Cup]. The players should have the love to play for Nigeria and not the love to play at the World Cup and make history.