Eguavoen To Rohr: Recall Enyeama Instead Of Okoye
The debate for who will be Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper continues.
Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has asked the current handler Gernot Rohr to give Vincent Enyeama a second chance in the team rather than invite a player who has not seen competitive football for club.
Rohr was reported to be interested in handing a call-up to 18 year Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye for some international friendlies to be played ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
But Okoye is yet to keep for the first team of the second division side in Germany, and only made his debut for the U23 in October where he earned rare reviews.
Speaking on Friday, Eguavoen appeared discouraged about the news, and asked Rohr to recall Enyeama who has been a member of the Super Eagles family.
“We should not go out of the family, if Rohr can go as far as German second division for a guy who has not kept for the first team, I think Enyeama should be given a second chance instead.”
It could be recalled that Enyeama prematurely retired from international football after falling out with then Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh.
His place was taken by in-form Carl Ikeme, but the Wolverhampton goalkeeper was diagnosed of acute leukemia in July and has been ruled out of action.
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