MEDIA Officer of the Super Eagles
of Nigeria, Toyin Ibitoye has
explained why coach Gernot Rohr
wants Vincent Enyeama back into
the team ahead of next year’s World
Cup in Russia.
Rohr and his men are in Krasnodar,
Russia preparing for Tuesday
evening’s friendly international
against Argentina as part of the
build-up to the 2018 FIFA World
Ibitoye spoke with Channels
Television about issues surrounding
the national team, last Friday’s
World Cup qualifiers against Algeria
among others.
He said, “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.
“So if he’s available, I’m sure the
coach will be amenable to inviting
him for the World Cup party.
“ All of these is dependent on
Vincent rescinding his decision
to quit international football. For
someone who’s had 100 caps for
Nigeria, I’m not sure you can shut
the door of the national team on a
player like that if he’s available and
willing to play.
“As for Vincent Enyeama, his
issue has been on for a long while
and 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.”

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