Enyeama Sad Over Keshi’s Exit

Enyeama Sad Over Keshi’s Exit

Super Eagles first choice goalie and captain, Vincent Enyeama, has expressed disappointment with the removal of Stephen Keshi as head coach of the Super Eagles.

The Lille OSC custodian said relieving Keshi of the role as manager of the African champions came as a surprise to him.

“It is sad that he is not with us. He played the role of not just the coach but a father figure to us in the team and we will miss him for that. The decision I will say rests with the FA (the Nigeria Football Federation). I believe they know what they are doing and they took the decision best to them. I am in no position to make decisions, and there is nothing I can do,” Enyeama said.

On the appointment of Shuaibu Amodu to take charge of the two games against South Africa and Congo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Enyeama said he is ready to work with the caretaker manager of the Super Eagles.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper also stated that he has worked with Amodu in the past and will do his bit to help the national team.

“Whoever is brought in whether Shuaibu Amodu or Siasia I am ready to work with them. I have worked with Amodu before in the national team, which is nothing new. So I am always ready to work with anyone we get as a coach,” the former Enyimba goalkeeper said.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 2
  • You don’t need to be sad. You guys need to work as a team. The job of a coach is hire and fire. Even Brazil Coach after playing in the 3rd place at the just concluded world cup has to go. Much more someone that only manage to win just a match with the Referee on our side.

    Keshi has tried his best, however, it was obvious he lacks the capacity and knowledge to move the team forward. In my opinion, I think Okpala was the brain behind his success at the Nation cup. Ever since OKpala was sacked, his winning formula died a natural death. You are as good as your last results. The last 10games before 15th of October shows that he only won a match out of 10games. Therefore there was no singular reason to retain Keshi.

    His selection processes are evidence of biasness and favoritism. Majority of the so called fighters he took to the world cup, even himself could not invite them for nation cup qualifiers (the likes of Ameobi, Gabriel Reuben, Michael Uchebo, Uche Nwofor). What team is he building around old men like Ameobi? when the likes of iheanacho should have been there to start building his experience and confidence. Does he expect Agbim to replace Enyeama when we have young keeper like Alampasu. The unforgiven nature of the coach, the preference for bench warmers, choice of words, lack of listening ears are all evidences to show that we don’t need someone like this.

    In my Honest opinion, I think the choice of Amodu is the worst decision. They should have given that task to Sunday Oliseh, If he can win those two matches, then you can consider him for a 2-4years contract. The problem in this country is that we celebrate mediocres. NFF said on paper Oliseh was the best Coach but lack experience. Which experience do they have to come and be managing our football? You see! Someone like Oliseh with sound football knowledge should be given chance and fully support and guide him. One with sound knowledge and understanding will dust someone with 10years of rubbish experience in just two years of learning on the job. Today most companies ask for 6-10 years of experience and lots of applicants complain about this. This same people now are asking for experience from Oliseh. The is always a beginning. Guardiola didn’t have any vital experience and he handled Barcelona.
    Keshi said iheanacho do not have experience, people complained, here you are still asking the same experience from Oliseh. I really don’t get it.?

    For us to move forward, we really need to support champions and not mediocre. We need to drop tribal sentiments and approve people based on performance.

  • David 4 years ago

    Saint Palmer, am sure you are on the pay roll of stephen keshi. Have been following all your response ever since and I have discovered that you deliberately HATE Nigeria and can even join the Boko Haram to destroy Nigeria. You expected a proud, aggressive, disrespectful coach who does not regard his employer a bit to be retained for the JOB. A coach who fight and keep Malice with all our STARS. All because SUNDAY MBA refused to allow him to dictate his footballing career. He kicked that Innocent guy out of Super Eagles. Reluctantly he took Osaze to the world cup after a lot of persuasion. Osaze finally gave us the only WINNING we had in the world cup. Where is John Ogu who performed brilliantly at the Nations cup. Where is Ikechukwu Uche, Iheanacho, our wonder kid, Obafemi Martins, Chinedu Obasi and our rest STARS. He ENVIED all of hem and kicke them out and here you are saying RUBBISH.