Vincent Enyeama: Former Super Eagles Goalie Breaks Silence, Claims He Was Treated Like Used Material

Vincent Enyeama: Former Super Eagles Goalie Breaks Silence, Claims He Was Treated Like Used Material

Babajide Orevba
November 21, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Vincent Enyeama has reflected on the time he spent with the Super Eagles
  • The former Nigerian international suddenly announced retirement in 2015
  • Enyeama is Nigeria's second most-capped player of all time, behind Ahmed Musa

Former Nigerian international Vincent Enyeama has reflected on his time with the national team, claiming he was treated like a piece of used material.

Barely two years after helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Enyeama announced retirement from international football.

He is Nigeria's most-capped international footballer having made 101 appearances for the national team during his active days.

Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles, Nigeria, NFF
Vincent Enyeama says he was poorly treated during his time with the national team. Photo: Matthew Ashton
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Since his retirement, Enyeama has solely faced his personal family life as well as his businesses. In a chat with Hotsportsng, the former goalkeeper disclosed that he was unfairly treated during his days with the national team.

According to the 41-year-old, he has stopped following national team football since leaving the squad more than eight years ago.

He said, as per Vanguard:

"I’ve not been following Nigerian football since the day I left the national team; with due respect, I was treated like a piece of used material. So I put up a block between me and the national team.
"It’s now that I’m beginning to follow what is going on, but I put a stop to watching the national team because I was deeply hurt.
"I’ve moved and changed chapters. I can’t say much about the national team or the goalkeeping position because I’m not watching them.”

The former Lille of France goalkeeper once admitted that there were some memorable moments during his active days.

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Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.