Lille Metropole of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has received another condition for him to be accepted back into the Super Eagles, as latest information from the national team’s camp indicate that the shot-stopper has not officially made his intention to return known.
Though the clamour to have Enyeama back in the Eagles has been on for a while, with many fans backing public statements by the team’s technical adviser, Gernot Rohr that he is willing to have the star rejoin the team, the keeper is yet to officially state his willingness to return.
This much has been disclosed by Eagles’ media officer, Toyin Ibitoye who stressed Monday that, apart from the need for Enyeama to first regain full fitness and then resume regular club activities, the netminder must also rescind his retirement from the national team.
Ibitoye said Enyeama has to meet four conditions before he is invited to the national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
It means Enyeama, who is out of favour at Lille, has to be fit again, must find a team when the transfer window reopens in January, then play regularly and officially reverse his decision to quit the Eagles in order to stand any chance whatsoever of earning a recall.
Ibitoye affirmed: “Coach Gernot Rohr has made it very clear that he’s open to Vincent’s return if he rescinds his decision to quit the team and makes himself available for selection.
”He’s presently injured and in rehabilitation but gradually getting back into shape. If he gets back and finds a club, plays regularly for his club and makes himself available for selection, then he would be invited.
”We all know Vincent and his pedigree. He’s world class, one of Africa’s best, has experience from three World Cup tournaments and has won Man of the Match awards in World Cup games. Read more