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Enyeama cleared for Eagles return as Ikeme struggles

NPFL By: Collins Udeme | 20/04/2017

Enyeama cleared for Super Eagles as Ikeme struggles - NFF

Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama has been cleared by the Nigeria Football Federation to make a return to the national team set up as head coach Gernot Rohr is reportedly set to hand the Lille safe hands an invitation for the 2019 AFCON and 2018 WCQ fixtures following injury to Carl Ikeme.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed dismay over a recent statement made by former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, that he is not ready to grant the request by coach Gernot Rohr to return to the Super Eagles squad because of some issues he had with the NFF.

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Speaking with The Guardian in Lagos, NFF Spokesman, Ademola Olajire, stated that the federation had never at any point had problems with Enyeama, adding that NFF was not aware if Enyeama is nursing any form of grievances against the board.

Olajire noted that Rohr’s decision to consider Enyeama for an invitation ahead of the 2019 AFCON and 2018 World Cup qualifiers is a welcome development for the progress of the team.

Olajire further stated that the body had given Rohr the nod to invite any player he wishes can deliver for the Super Eagles. But he declared that Enyeama’s comments against the NFF was false, adding that the federation was working round the clock to give all necessary assistance to Rohr to transform the team.

"NFF has never had any problem with Enyeama and I don’t understand why he made such statement that the NFF is the only reason he can’t return to the Eagles.

"The only issue I can recall that lead to his retirement from the team, was when he had problems with former coach Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama or any player that Rohr needs to make the Eagles fly is welcomed to the national team."