By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has given an insight into the face-off between the Nigeria Football Federation and Eagles skipper and first choice keeper, Vincent Enyeama after a private conversation with with him, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Enyeama got himself in the bad books of the NFF bigwigs by insisting that Kaduna was unsafe for the Super Eagles due to the menace by insurgents in the northern part of Nigeria.
This riled the NFF officials and Enyeama was reportedly handed a query for expressing his feelings.
However South Africa-based Idah, a former Super Eagles media officer, on Wednesday morning wrote on his Facebook wall, saying that he had spoken to Enyeama about the incident.
"I spoke to Enyeama. He said he was called earlier to apologise (over his comments about security in Kaduna) which he did. They (NFF) turned around to send him a query," Idah posted on his wall.
The former international who aside working as a studio analyst for a satellite TV channel in South Africa is also a Pastor of a Church in the country, gave reasons as to why the NFF opted to take the measure despite the earlier verbal apology the goalkeeper offered. .
"Because some told the NFF that it was in the national interest to send a strong leadership signal," Idah stated.
Enyeama failed to show up at the meeting called by the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday.
Eagles gaffer Stephen Keshi who allegedly applied for the job of the national team coach of Cote d' Ivoire was at the meeting though maintained he never applied for the job but only shortlisted by the Ivorien football federation.