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Enyeama ready for Eagles return - Rohr

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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama is ready to return to the national team, Coach Gernot Rohr announced on Wednesday in Uyo.

Rohr made the announcement at a pre-match news conference to mark the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon billed for September 1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital.

Rohr said that he had spoken with Enyeama and that the goalkeeper was ready to come back to the team but was not currently fit.

“The past is the past but now he is injured. He has to win the fight against injury,” said Rohr.

It will be recalled that Enyeama had announced his retirement from the national team in 2015, following a disagreement with the then Coach, Sunday Oliseh.

Rohr said that he had a good team to face the Lions but that his challenge was with the goalkeeper position.

He said that two of his goalkeepers were injured, explaining, that he would start the match with Ikechukwu Ezenwa at the goal.

“The list of players makes the difference, not so young, more of experienced players. We already have six points. All players are in high spirit.

“We know that we have a good team, we are ready to make the difference. We have all the confidence to beat the Indomitable Lions here in Uyo.”

He said that the players would be a bit aggressive in their tackling, unlike the last AFCON qualifiers match with Bafana Bafana of South Africa played in Uyo.

 

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