Don’t Return to the National Team – Taiye Taiwo Tells Enyeama
Injured Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has been discouraged about featuring for the Super Eagles again in the face of heavy pressure to restore his participation.
A former Super Eagles defender, Taye Taiwo, has charged Vincent Enyeama to forget about returning to the national team amidst calls for the invitation of the goalkeeper.
There have been calls for the return of the former Enyimba goal tender to the team despite announcing his retirement about a year ago.
Enyeama had a bust up with former coach Sunday Oliseh, and since then called it quit with the Super Eagles.
He also had issues with the federation following his comments on Kaduna as a venue for Eagles game. With persistent injury to current first choice, Carl Ikeme, Nigerians have been clamouring for the return of Enyeama who has made 101 appearances for the country.
Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has also made it clear that he needed the goalie.
Taiwo however told the Lille goalie to forget about coming back and rather concentrate on his club duty.
“If I were Vincent Enyeama, I will stay away from the Super Eagles,” Taiwo said during a radio programme monitored in Lagos on Thursday.
“He has achieved everything with the team, so why coming back at this time.
He has done well for the squard in the past, let him remain with his club and give others a chance instead of rubbishing all the good records he had in the team in the past..
“Enyeama had over 100 caps for the team already, what more can someone like him asked for again? Let him allow other goalkeepers to get opportunities with the team too.”
The Lausanne Sports of Switzerland defender also berated the invitation of bench warmers to the national team.
He said: “If a player is not a regular starter at his club, he shouldn’t go near the Super Eagles. The national team should be for players playing every week for their various clubs.”
The former AC Milan strongman said that he would have moved to China but the clubs there were more interested in strikers.