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Shorunmu Calls For Caution Over Yearnings For Enyeama Recall

Shorunmu Calls For Caution Over Yearnings For Enyeama Recall

By Adeboye Amosu: Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, says Vincent Enyeama should not be forced into making a return to international football for Nigeria with the massive public demand for his recall, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.‎
Enyeama retired from international football  in 2015 after falling out with erstwhile handler of the team, Sunday Oliseh.
 There has however been  strong calls in some quarters for his recall amidst  uninspiring performances by the duo of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi  in recent game despite the goalkeeper’s  insistence that he will  only accept to be part of the team  only if he is fit.
“The coach (Gernot Rohr) has the right to invite whoever he deems fit to the Super Eagles but I don’t think it will be right to force Vincent to make a return,” Shorunmu told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Vincent has the right to decide if he is ready to come back or not, and  I like his position on the issue.
“He is a  quality goalkeeper, but  he must be match fit to show his potential. Like I said, everything rest with the coach who decides who plays for the team.”
Enyeama is Nigeria’s most capped player of all time with 101 caps.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 72
  • Don’t mind him, we need enyeama back.

  • We don’t need him 4 now may be next season

  • If naija had not qualified we wouldnt be hearing abt eyeama recall. let those who play the qualifier go to the world cup. as for me nobody should be allow to reep where he did not sow

    • Bro. let’s not deceive ourself, during the qualifier non of our keeper is tested except ikeme in the first match against zambia plus that ezenwa that u are shouting u can see how good he is against algeria in the return leg when he was just dancing like a comedian! pls enyeama 1, uzoho 2, to complete 3 the coach can choose btw akpeyi and ezenwa

    • hahahahahahaha play which qualifier Abeg forget it we are talking about something serious u say this is word cup is concern we some of us who have the spirit of football we don’t want to die by heart attack so none of them have the quality to keep eagle in the world cup

    • Oga world Cup is not for experiment and incompetent fellows, we want to go beyond round of 16

    • thank u bro yusuf just take a look at the game against Algeria that corner kick alone has all the proof that Azawa is not qualified

    • not to talk about playing in the world cup

    • chudi 1 year ago

      my friend think before you talk,you saw what happen between nigeria and argentina, the goalkeeper blonder and you expect 180million nigeria to die of HBP with a common goal keeping error, we need enyeama,,ejide and that is the truth,they are still the best we have in the country until now.no bad feelings sir,

    • Emenike Ezedinma 1 year ago

      Oga World Cup is not a place where u reap what you sowed. It’s a place where u take your best to. You don’t take mediocres to go and play the best. Please let us not bring this notion to the WC. That’s the same idea late Keshi had and he filled the WC plane with mediocres.

      After qualifiers what coaches do is to analyze their teams, identify their weak positions and then tries to fortify their teams before going to WC.

      I hope I made sense.

    • Barney 1 year ago

      Where did Enyiema not sow? Let us know please. Has he not diligently and faithfully represented the country in the past? Learn to be grateful to those who sacrificed their comfort for the country. Enyiema is one of those heroes

  • When are we ever going to learn from our past mistakes? Why force a man who doesn’t show interest for a return?

    We are indeed so funny in Nigeria, despite the performance and selfless services rendered by the Ezenwa during the qualifiers, we still rate Enyema who has not been playing competitive football for a while above him, this is not to say Enyema isn’t good, he is, but then there’s time for everything . For my money, Enyema should be left alone, thereby giving young talents the opportunity to flourish. All the young Nigerian keepers need is mentorship and good psychologist to help keep their head high come 2018.

  • Enyeama is simply d best we need to recall him, experience matters

  • Call him back after world cup

  • It’s behooves us to elude sentiment and return Enyeama if we wish to go beyond round of 16, world Cup is not for experiment and incompetent fellows

  • Chuky 1 year ago

    Why is shorumu so worried about enyiamas return, what has enyiama done to you, I bet you are one of the people clamouring for ekpeyi, and he has desgraced you twice now. Can’t you see that we need a stable hand in our post for the world cup.i will say it again, if the chief coach feels that enyiama is in good shape for the world please sir go ahead and call him up, we need experience in our last line of defence…..

    • Barney 1 year ago

      I can smell something fishy about those insisting that Enyiema shouldn’t return to the team. There could be those who are barging for a cut from the mediocre goalkeeper’s allowances from the mondial as well as those wishing Nigeria fails to go beyond the level the last reached at the world cup so they will not beat their record. Nigerians should resist the unpatriotic saboteurs and insist on the best legs and hands for the eagles. You don’t select soldiers to execute a war ended on sentiments but on competency

  • That guy Vincent Enyeama needs to be back on….
    He’s got world cup Experience

  • Yes I agree with Ike shorunmu,100%. The present eagles are very united and purposeful,with all due respect to enyeama, I still believe,he had his time, which was fruitful for the country and his career.
    Give the young upcoming talent a chance and they also will prove their worth and dedication. Nigeria made Vincent, and I bet you we got enough talent that need to be expose for the world to see,.lastly do you think the inclusion of Vincent to the world cup team will win us the world cup in Russia?.

  • Nicolsen 1 year ago

    Is Shorumu blind, cant he see that our post is empty..

  • My take on our Goal Keepers, we should leave Vincent out of the team, he is no more and we should live with that reality. for it is not about the goal keeper mounting the goal post that will stop goals from entering, rather the coaching crew should work more on our defense, we still don’t have that dependable deference we can always rely on! even if you have the best goal keeper , if the defense is bad, he will be the worst keeper in the competition, we should draw lessons from Italy, they have a world class goal keeper but didn’t save them from falling out of the race to Russia 2018. we have Uzoho and Ezenwa, encourage Daniel Akpeyi, he can do better if he kills his fears of the unknown! work with them they will surely impress us! beside they need more keeping time in competition like this to build the experience and confidence like the Vincent we all have been clamoring. play more friendlies with England, Germany and Brazil am sure they can face any team in the world…

  • Abeg he should come back while uzoho should be d back up

  • Enyeama must return to eagles whether devil like it or not.

  • Seun 1 year ago

    World cup is not a stage where players are experimented or tried. So far, Nigerians have confirmed that the likes of Ezenwa & Akpeyi have given their best in all the matches they were opportuned to feature but as it stands, their best won’t be enough for the team at the w/cup. We need a quality & experienced goal keeper to man the post & coordinate the defence. This is where we need Vincent Enyeama & Carl Ikeme. It is either we parade our best legs in Russia & get applauded when we are knocked out or go with rookies as goal keepers & get punished by lowly rated team. The choice is ours.

  • Gabriel TC. 1 year ago

    It’s amazing how often people interfere unnecessarily. In Nigeria, every body is a Coach, football analyst, footballer and every thing.
    Recall Enyeama bcos of experience, leave history aside. when last did Enyeama keep? What is his present Club? and how has he being performing presently?

    Ike Shorunmu is our Goalkeeper trainer, Rohr is the senior Coach of the Super Eagles and they all know what to do. These people have put on their search lite for the third Goalie before time. We are now giving applause to Francis Uzoho. Please, let’s move on and leave the past.
    President Mugabe must not remain in power when you and I know that his mental alertness can no longer meet up with the present administrative demands.
    Thank you all.

    • Barney 1 year ago

      But even The is begging for Enyiema to return, do you assume to know more than the coach? The has also expressed little confidence in Ezenwa and Akpeyi, rightly so, hence, the recent inclusion of Uzoho

  • Thank u! but i will advise u wake up and stop deceiving your self. pls in the history of Africa tell me one goal keeper that is better than enyeama from day 1 till now.

  • Temitope Adeola 1 year ago

    I feel the like of Ike Shoronmu is part of the reason Enyeama left Eagles but the point is the coach want him. I guess you don’t read body language. The coach want him and that is all. When Ike shoronmu becomes the coach of super eagles he can decide who comes in.

  • Achi 1 year ago

    Shorunmu, throw sentiments away and allow Enyeama to return. Rohr the boss has faith in Enyeama and wants him back. Very soon Nigerians would start bringing wayo wayo and tribalism into the mix, for selfish reasons. Merit must be allowed to reign. With due respect, our current keepers are not stars at the world stage.

    We all know the circumstances that led to Enyeama’s premature resignation from the national team. It was not a planned event. He was forced to make that decision after he suffered great humiliation in the hands of Oliseh. Here is someone who lost his mother and immediately after her burial, jetted out of the country to join his teammates, only for a rude coach to strip him of his captain-ship for reporting late to camp. Is that the empathy he should have shown to his bereaved captain? And worst of all, when Enyeama wanted to explain, Oliseh gave him the matching order, backed by security personnel. Who would like that? No one is mentioning the shameful harsh treatment Enyeama received from Oliseh who had no people’s skills.

    Thereafter Enyeama suffered physical injury necessitating surgery. He is currently undergoing intensive exercise to regain match fitness. Shorunmu who knows about all these events, and who should have approached the issue with professionalism and maturity, is rather misinforming the public.

    Allow Rohr to invite the goalkeepers he desires. Shorunmu is not the head coach and should not be a clog in the wheel of the progress of the SE. Why don’t you join Oliseh in Belgium?

    • Pls it served nobody any good portraying Ike Shoruomu as being a clog in the wheel of progress or are we not being in hurry to forget how we all got here which has nothing to do with Ike Shoruomu who is saddled with kepper training in Super Eagle so pls let’s be Objective in our accessment of the situation at hand & also some us has forgotten so soon that Ike Shoruomu was also our fomer N0 1 for Super Eagle at highest level as well so I don’t see were he has said the Coach shouldn’t invite Enyeama because according to him the Coaches has the final say ,he’s not the coache or is he? Ike is only calling for cautious approach knowing fully well what befell us in France 98 as we recall Rusty Clubless Peter Rufai to man the post for us in a world cup tournament he’s not even part of the qualifying process & I see 98 repeating it self again with way we are going about this recall Enyeama campaign slogans.

      First let’s ask ourselves the most important question about Enyeama state of mind & match fitness level so far? The the answer is the Negative & World cup is just around the corner just few months from now ,can any one of us be categorical that Enyeama will find club to play him on regular base’s? even though his former coach has ask him to come back to the club with no guarantee of playing time
      to enable Rohr access his match fitness level the answer is in the Negatives that’s why the Coach himself is threading with caution when he said in an interview that he will continue to fine tune what he has at goal keeping department
      while the world cup approaches & see how it Pan’s out rather that rushing an unfit player into his squad just because of his Experience.let’s allow Wisdom to guide us.Up Super Eagle

    • Barney 1 year ago

      Shorunmu probably has a secret pact with the mediocre kepers, something he couldn’t achieve with Enyiema. Man must wack, anyhow even if at the expense of the nation’s glory

  • We don’t need Him. He is not fit for the World Cup. He doesn’t have a Club, if he is so good why is he club less ? He time has passed. Let the young ones grow. #FrancisUzohoForWorldCup

  • Bring him back immediately, experience matters

  • daniel 1 year ago

    i think enyeama is the best man for the job. of a truth other goalkeepers have tried and we appreciate their effort.we have all seen what they are capable of ( ezenwa,akpeyi). but at this level their best is not still enough. i think we need enyeama.

  • MP Utoo why call olatunji a fool? make your point and dont insult. you owe him an apology.

  • Olatunji Yusuf don’t mind them, They think world cup is a child’s play. Lionel Messi retired and the entire Argentina board lure him back to action cos they knew he’s a tool.
    I am not disputing that young keeper should be given chance too, but we need enyeama. Afterward, it’s 3 goal keepers that goes to world cup. Let it be enyeama and other 2. If he’s fit, then he should

  • Damian iyke 1 year ago

    Very good comment from you Achi..enyeama is still playing professional football and not retired.One of Africa’s best Goalkeepers of all time. We all know of his legendary qualities and The white man Gernot Rohr appreciates this,,and wants to make history at d world cup with a solid team. He is indeed Africa’s best whether in d past or present,let us not be our own enemies bcos of negative sentiments..Gernot Rohr wants him back in the SUPER EAGLES.he knows better than most of u against enyeama.SUPER EAGLES NO_1TO RUSSIA

  • Tayo Ade 1 year ago

    The head coach has his decision to make on who come in and who goes out. But it is clear enough for us to see that the present crop of goalkeepers aren’t good enough for a talented and promising new Super Eagles. This team is roaring for glory. And as such we can’t afford to jeopardize with our chances in Russia. Please kindly lay this information to NFF. We need a good Goalie in the person of Enyeama or Ikeme.

  • God bless the two Babatunde(s) here… why didn’t argentina ignore messi when he quit from international football becos they have dyabala who is also a promising star…plus Enyeama excused himself from super eagles cos of the prob he has with sunday oliseh who treats players like secondary sch kids, teaching them how to kick ball as though they were not professionals.

  • Enyeama lost his mum and told the Nff that he wont make it to the camp and they agree but there was a misunderstanding btw enyeama and the coach oliseh so everything turned up side down and the Nff has no option than to go with oliseh cos we have ikeme who could replace him #lobatan

  • Ike Shorunmu should be cautioned by well meaning Nigerians

  • I feel we treat all of them with equal chance. Enyiama deserved a recall to the national team, so also the rest. My take is who ever perform better should be given a chance.

  • Akpayi Is A Gud G K But Not In WC. Wat Cus D Goal Against Agentina Is Bcus Is Suprise Seein Some One Like Aguero, Di Maria In First Time I Know If Thier Is Oppotunity He Wil Snap Pic Wit Tem So Tat Is Why Will Need Foreign & Experience Goal K < Take A Luk At Nacho & Iwobi Also Mikel They Play Wit Confident, Y Is Bcus They Hav Mingu Wit Tem

  • we dont need him. lets give in room for other people too biko

  • let call a spade a spade, we need this gals enyeama in team ,let take a look at Italy Buffon is til handle goal keeping in Italians football we need an experience somebody’s like enyeama

  • Kd10 60 mins
    Pls it served nobody any good portraying Ike Shoruomu as being a clog in the wheel of progress or are we not being in hurry to forget how we all got here which has nothing to do with Ike Shoruomu who is saddled with kepper training in Super Eagle so pls let’s be Objective in our accessment of the situation at hand & also some us has forgotten so soon that Ike Shoruomu was also our fomer N0 1 for Super Eagle at highest level as well so I don’t see were he has said the Coach shouldn’t invite Enyeama because according to him the Coaches has the final say ,he’s not the coache or is he? Ike is only calling for cautious approach knowing fully well what befell us in France 98 as we recall Rusty Clubless Peter Rufai to man the post for us in a world cup tournament he’s not even part of the qualifying process & I see 98 repeating it self again with way we are going about this recall Enyeama campaign slogans.

    First let’s ask ourselves the most important question about Enyeama state of mind & match fitness level so far? The the answer is the Negative & World cup is just around the corner just few months from now ,can any one of us be categorical that Enyeama will find club to play him on regular base’s? even though his former coach has ask him to come back to the club with no guarantee of playing time
    to enable Rohr access his match fitness level the answer is in the Negatives that’s why the Coach himself is threading with caution when he said in an interview that he will continue to fine tune what he has at goal keeping department
    while the world cup approaches & see how it Pan’s out rather that rushing an unfit player into his squad just because of his Experience.let’s allow Wisdom to guide us.Up Super Eagle

    • Mr. P 1 year ago

      Good comment. there is no need talking down each other on this medium. Ike Shorunmu did not categorically say Enyeama should not be invited but that he should not be FORCED into coming in to the party. The interpretation I give to this is let the decision come from Enyeama’s mind, and if that is done he (Enyeama) will be ready to justify his inclusion in the team as he has done in the past. I appreciate all comments as they are all geared towards ensuring Nigeria have the best of outing they can through the SE. The world cup of a truth is not for mediocres but the best of the best. We must ensure we go with our very best. The coach has demonstrated and continue to proof to us that he is mindful of what he wants to achieve with these crop of patriotic players. You can imagine the revelations (Bryan Idowu, Tryone Ebuehi) in this friendly. I bet you there may still be more. Remember, Micheal Emenalo, Chidi Nwanua and their superlative performances in USA 1994 world cup. I bet you Genert Rohr will not just bundle unfit Enyeama to the world cup just for the sake of experience

  • Anybody who says Vincent Enyeama should not be recalled from the Oliseh induced and premature retirement is either not wishing Nigeria well at the Mundial or is jealous of the record held by Vincent. Vincent, Ezenwa and Uzoho are our three keepers going for the World Cup.

  • k money1 1 year ago

    When will some people will start thinking what happened in France 1998 is about to happened again

  • Ekanem Inyang 1 year ago

    Pls let’s keep sentiment aside.It seems some enemies of progress Don’t want Nigeria to go beyong rank 16 so that Rorh would take the glory. Some are already jealous of his successes as the Chief Coach. Pls NFF and Rorh bring Enyeama back to avoid national roit should we not progress beyond 16 rank. World cup is for men and not boys.We want experience and not experimenters. Coach Rorh pls resign if NFF don’t allow you bring in Enyeama. They want to rubbish your records of achievement. Nigeria must win the next world cup. The team is Ok except the Goalpost. Enyeama welcome to the Goalpost

  • Beryl 1 year ago

    Shorunmu is the one to blame for all our goal keeping problems, b’cos it’s his department that is failing, he should be sacked for not doing a good job on the keepers.

  • If he’s match fit and constantly playing active football soon before the world cup tournament, we would need him coz of his experience. His presence will sure boost the other goal keepers.

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    We are talking about World Cup where you meet the best and most experienced strikers in the world.please ENYEAMA should be recall if we want to make any impact in the Russia 2018.i always said it World Cup is not a learning ground or where you take players to out of consideration or compensation.we need experience and World Cup goal keeper.ENYEAMA is very important in that team.

  • It’s a wrong recall

  • korea/japan2002 shuaibu amadu qualifed us for the world cup. onigbinde took us to the mundia, 2010 the same person was called upon to qualify us again he did. we brought in lagabath. those two occations were our worse outing at d mundia. why? KAMAL!

  • Mark it if eyeama comes to super eagles watch the will not reach round 16

  • All their effort will be in vain

  • This team can go to final

  • Musbau we need peace

  • As am telling u now eyeama

  • Is facing dixiplinary in his club