Former captain and goalkeeper of the Super Eagles Vincent Enyeama have been handed a lifeline by the coach of the Lille team Marcelo Bielsa following his return from a six months injury lay off.
Enyeama and 11 others were deemed surplus to requirements by Bielsa upon his appointment as coach of the team in the summer, paving the way for them to leave the club.
However 35-year-old Enyeama couldn’t make a move in the summer as he was recuperating from the meniscus surgery he had towards the end of last season.
Now fully recovered the goalkeeper posted a video of himself back in training with the team for the first time in six months, a post which will no doubt mean a return to the national team set-up of Nigeria.
Coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has confirmed he has had positive talks on a return with the goalkeeper who left the national team in controversial circumstances last year following a row with former coach Sunday Oliseh.
Meanwhile, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured that the football –governing body is fully committed to bringing innovations and improved packages to the organization of the AITEO Cup competition, following Sunday’s showstopper at the Agege Stadium.
The football may not have enraptured, but the organization and the general razzmatazz did, leading to CAF President Ahmad describing the experience as ‘exciting.’
Pinnick told thenff on Tuesday: “What we did on Sunday is the beginning of the new level to which we want to take this important competition. When we announced Agege Stadium, several people went public with condemnation of the idea. But we knew what we wanted to achieve and we went for it.
“People berated Agege and the environment and said it would not work. But we set out on an objective and we achieved our goal. We looked at the noted deficiencies and we worked on them.
“The message is that there is nothing that cannot be fixed if there are genuine intention and focus, and with dedication and hard work.”