Retired Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has told Channels Television in an interview since his retirement, that it was a hard decision, but because he didn’t want to create division in camp, he decided to take a bow before the situation got out of hand.
Speaking from his base in France, he also said his decision to quit the national team football is only for the national interest of the country.
“I took the decision because of national interest. I don’t want it to look as if my case is causing division in camp. I don’t have any problem with Musa being the new captain of the team, I don’t even have any problem with the captainship armband: But I think I also have the right to know the reason why the decision was taken after 13 years of service for my country.
“I can’t be a third goalkeeper for my country, if it happens my club will sack me. I saw he had drawn the list of players he wanted to use and I have been told categorically I was not being expected for the friendlies.
“I took the decision because I can’t be sitting on the bench for carl and other goalkeepers, it is going to affect my career big time. The coach had told me he is building for the future and there is nothing I could do about that. I want to be a good husband to my wife, and father to my beautiful children.
“I love my country so much, when I took the decision after much consultations I put it on my instagram page, but I was so surprise the insult I am seeing, as the coach is being insulted. Oliseh is such a good guy, he is not a bad person, we do talk most times, but in this case I have to do what I have done for national interest.”
Asked to comment on the issue of coming back to the team if he is being called upon, the Lille Metropole goalkeeper responded by saying he would do anything that is professionally right.
“I can only do what is professionally right, if I am being called upon and I realised my coming to the team will create more problem I would rather stay back, but like I have said before I would do only what is professionally right”, Enyeama added.