Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama says he has put behind him the falling out with ex-head caoch of the side, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh, which ultimately put an end to his international career, and he is now ready to have breakfast with his antagonist, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although Enyeama’s spat with the 45-year-old former captain turned gaffer forced him to stage an early international retirement, the most capped Nigerian player ever, with 101 appearances under his boots, stressed that he has nothing’ against Oliseh, who he met as a player in the squad during Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup.
Rather than see him as his closest and longest serving pal in the team, Oliseh felt Enyeama was over the hill and unproductive for his vision with the team, hence his decision to dump the ace goalkeeper as skipper and pick the younger Ahmed Musa instead.
Many Nigerian football fans and analysts spoke against Oliseh’s rather controversial move and, although it eventually led a vacuum in the Eagles’ keepers’ department, the gaffer stuck to his guns, thereby raising fears that he would remain an enemy forever with Enyeama, who was a hero in Nigeria’s South Africa 2010 World Cup matches and helped the team win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in the same Rainbow Nation.
Dramatically, though, Enyeama is towing a very different line, as the former Akwa Stars of Uyo, Enyimba of Aba, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Maccabi of Israel as well as ex-Lille Metropole of France shot-stopper, who also featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, says he has forgiven Oliseh, who unceremoniously resigned in 2016, barely eight months after his appointment.
Enyeama told Super Eagles media in a live Instagram chat: “I have nothing against Oliseh. What happened in the past is in the past. I still have his number on my phone and probably he has mine. If I have my chance I would sit and have breakfast with him.”