Top Nigerian goal keepers Vincent Enyeama, announced his retirement from the National team (Super Eagle) earlier today. There were some alleged rumours about a misunderstanding between him and Sunday Oliseh before he announced his resignation. Enyeama’s decision came just shortly after Oliseh announced that Ahmed Musa would be the new captain.
Vincent left the camp this morning. He was seen leaving with Oma Akatugba, a football presenter and analyst who said Mikel Obi, Emenike and some few other pleaded with him but couldn’t make him stay.
Vincent Enyeama’s wife who goes by the name Promise took to her Instagram page to express her feelings, supporting her husbands decision. Here is what she wrote
“Yes! You did well! Hold your head up high my love! I’m so proud of you and your dedicated service to your fatherland for 13 good years. I have witnessed your passion and commitment firsthand. You spent sleepless nights just to analyze every goal you conceded, even if there was nothing you could do to save them. You played through injuries, pains and fatigue. You took the bullets of unjust criticisms, biased and false reporting/information, just to let peace reign”.
“You missed important family moments to honor national call-ups. Thank God for the opportunity/privilege to serve the nation. Thank God for the strength/skill to carry out your duties. Thank God for all the memories ( good and bad). You leave as a hero. You bow out as a legend. Our children, grandchildren and future generations will hear and speak of your great deeds. God bless you my husband. God bless Nigeria.”
Written by: Noellin Imoh-Griffiths