Vincent Enyeama 'Ready' for Super Eagles Coaching Role Amid Rumours That Finidi Will Call

Vincent Enyeama 'Ready' for Super Eagles Coaching Role Amid Rumours That Finidi Will Call

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at May 9, 2024 at 7:07 AM
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  • Vincent Enyeama has stressed that he is ready to take on a role under Finidi George
  • The legendary Super Eagles goalkeeper is open to becoming the goalkeeper trainer
  • Finidi has yet to choose his backroom staff just over a week after his appointment

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Legendary Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has expressed interest in becoming a coach under new Super Eagles coach, Finidi George.

The retired shot-stopper has been mentioned as a possible member of Finidi's backroom staff, which is yet to be named by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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Vincent Enyeama would add experience to Finidi George's Nigeria squad, led by Victor Osimhen. Photos by Mike Hewitt - FIFA and Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images.
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Nigerians anxiously await to discover who the NFF will name as Finidi's assistant coaches.

An announcement could be imminent ahead of crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin next month.

Emmanuel Amuneke, Daniel Amokachi, and other former players have been mentioned as possible assistant coaches under Finidi.

Enyeama talks Super Eagles' role

Speaking to Afrik-Foot, Enyeama said he is ready to get to work if the NFF contacts him. However, he dismissed reports that he had been given the goalkeeping coach role.

"The truth is that nobody from the [NFF] has told me anything, and that’s why I am confused with the aspect that I have not responded. They have my contacts, so I believe they would contact me directly if it’s true and not the media. But if it’s true, I am cancelling my holiday plans and getting straight to work with the team."

Enyeama hopes the rumour becomes a true story. The former Lille goalie said the opportunity was enticing to him and admitted he would not be able to say no.

"This is one of the best teams anywhere right now, and that’s why I’m really pained by the way the final match against Ivory Coast ended. I will say yes because I would enjoy being a part of this team. There’s a great possibility to achieve so much with them. It is a very balanced side."

The Nigerian legend previously said he is not certified to become a coach, and handling his hotel business has consumed much of his time.

He made over 100 appearances for the Super Eagles and was part of the team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, per Transfermarkt.

Enyeama dispels Super Eagles' 'curse'

Sports Brief also previously reported on Enyeama quashing rumours about Nigeria's goalkeeping issues being his fault.

He also lauded Stanley Nwabali, who had an outstanding tournament at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Ivory Coast.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.