Do we really need Vincent Enyeama back in the Super Eagles?

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Vincent Enyeama
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 02: Vincent Enyeama of Lille shouts during the UEFA Europa League match between VfL Wolfsburg and LOSC Lille at the Volkswagen Arena on October 2, 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Following his bust-up with former Super Eagles gaffer, Sunday Oliseh in 2015, legendary goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama called it a day with the team after 13 years of meticulous services.His(Enyeama) exit generated mixed reactions. But we moved on following the emergence of Carl Ikeme.

With Carl is currently battling with cancer and Ikechukwu Ezenwa the preferred number one, there are calls from close quarters to have Enyeama convinced to come out of retirement.

Vincent was recently recalled to the Lille Metropole first team following his recovery from the injury which had ruled him out of action for some months.

There is nothing denying the facts that Enyeama remains arguably the best goalkeeper we have ever produced in Nigeria.

Vincent got into the team in 2002 and never looked back since then. We have good goalkeepers in the mould of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Dele Ajiboye, Dele Alampasu, Leke Ojo, Emmanuel Daniel and Francis Uzoho.

He might be a distraction and cause disaffection in the dressing room. This is something we don’t need in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Before Vincent’s exit, he was the Skipper and General of the Super Eagles. Will the technical crew led by Gernot Rohr force John Obi Mikel to relinquish the band to him?

Is Enyeama still like before? How agile and sharp is he right now? The injury is a monster and it slows down the progress of a player.

We all saw the way Peter Rufai turned out to be a flop at France 1998. Can’t we just allow a legend be on his own and give others the chance to shine?

 

by

Ademetan Abayomi

culled from allnigeriasoccer

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