Sunday Oliseh sure of victory despite Enyeama’s withdrawal
Nigeria Versus Tanzania
SUPER Eagles’ coach, Sunday Oliseh, has admitted the late withdrawal of skipper Vincent Enyeama from Saturday’s African Nations Cup qualifier in Tanzania has put him “in a tight corner.” But he assures Nigerians that the Eagles would succeed despite the setback.
AfricanFootball.com reports that Lille goalkeeper, Enyeama, probably pulled out of the Tanzania game after he rowed with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over his comments regarding the safety of the northern Nigerian town of Kaduna for another qualifier against Chad in June.
“The late withdrawal has put me in a tight concern,” admitted Oliseh yesterday.
“He asked to be withdrawn from the team. And the reason for that I don’t know. I think it’s best you ask the player.
“He’s a very classy goalkeeper but obviously we will not allow that deter us from our objectives.”
In Enyeama’s absence, Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, is now expected to make his Eagles debut in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon.
He said he would hope to reproduce for Nigeria the form he has displayed at his English Championship club.
“I will just try and do what I do in my club,” he assured.
“I will not be under pressure but I will give my best. I am not going to try and be Vincent (Enyeama), but I will just try and play my own game and give my best.”