Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to respect Enyeama’s decision to quit and start combing the country towards finding quality goalkeepers. The 32-year-old pulled the curtain on his international career, 13 years after making his debut for the Super Eagles.
According to the Onigbinde who discovered him and took him to the 2002 FIFA World Cup where his impressive displays earned him the no.1 jersey, Enyeama stands out among his peers and has served the country well.
“Enyeama is a grown up man and if he feels he has had enough, we should congratulate him for the services he has rendered and wish him all the best,” Onigbinde told Goal.
With fingers pointing at coach Sunday Oliseh who has been held responsible for the former Enyimba goalkeeper’s decision, Onigbinde said Nigerians should stop crying over spilt milk, rather the NFF should start hunting for better goalkeepers for the senior national team.
“The incident in Belgium wasn’t Enyeama first trouble with the national team, and I guess this time around, there are some certain things he does not like about the national team set up and decided to quit. If that is the case, I think he has made the right decision,” he continued.
“This is not the time to lament his retirement, instead we should look for how we can look for his replacement and that depends on the NFF,” he said.