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NFF Open Arms For Enyeama To Return To Super Eagles

Published on: 20 April 2017

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed dismay over a recent statement made by former Super Eagles goal keeper, 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.

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

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

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, added 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.

“I want to add that the issues of Rohr’s salary has been kept secret since he assumed working with the federation. We are in cordial relationship with him, and any information you get regarding payment of Rohr salaries is false because the NFF stand is not to make it public”

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