Even as Nigeria’s number one, Vincent Enyeama appears before the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF today, there are strong indications that the Lille shot-stopper will call time with the national team if he is eventually handed a ban.
Enyeama is expected to explain his remark against the NFF’s choice of Ahmadu Stadium, Kaduna for Eagles AFCON qualifier against Chad played on June 13,2015.
“You will recall that you were queried by the Nigeria Football Federation for your uncomplimentary remarks with regards to safety and security in Kaduna State, host of the Nations Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Chad Republic,” wrote Chris Green, chairman of the committee.
“You received the query letter on June 13th, 2015 and refused to reply to the query up till now, which is well over the 48 hours deadline given to you to reply to the query. Consequently, the NFF has referred the matter to the Disciplinary Committee for adjudication.
“You are by this, invited to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of Nigeria Football Federation sitting on Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 at the Federation’s Secretariat in Abuja. The committee sitting will commence at 11am prompt.
Nigerian Pilot Sports gathered that the NFF top shots are irked that the Lille goalkeeper tore the query sent to him and further uttered unprintable words against the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF Executive Committee.
‘’Enyeama is between the devil and the deep blue sea. Whether or not he shows at the disciplinary hearing on Tuesday (today), the sledgehammer will surely fall on Enyeama. We have had enough of his bad behaviour,’’ an NFF source told our correspondent on Sunday.
However, dependable source close to Enyeama says the plays has also has enough and is ready to call off NFF bluff and quit the national team.
‘’Don’t cry for Vincent. His mind appears to have been made up on this. He wants out of the Super Eagles. If a national team captain who has played for his country for more than a 100 times cannot express his opinion on how he feels about affairs of the team who then can? Nigerian watched the game against Chad. Wasn’t the playing pitch bumpy? Was Enyeama lying?’’
The Akwa Ibom State-born superstar made his international debut with the Super Eagles against Kenya in May 2002.
He was selected for the 2002 FIFA World Cup as a cover for Ike Shorunmu. He made his competitive debut in that tournament, keeping a clean sheet against England in the third group match. Since the retirement of Shorunmu, he has been the first-choice goalkeeper for the national team, helping the Super Eagles to third-place finishes in the 2004, 2006, 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and captaining the team to victory of in the 2013 edition. He has also participated in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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