Oliseh, Enyeama Clash In Belgium
TEMPERS at the Super Eagles camp in Belgium hit the roof yesterday when head coach Sunday Oliseh and his captain Vincent Enyeama had an altercation which resulted in the goalkeeper being ordered out of camp for arriving late.
The goalkeeper who demanded to be heard first before being thrown out by the coach refused to bulge, a situation which allegedly forced the coach to call in the security to bundle Enyeama out.
However, the issue was quickly re- solved thanks to the intervention of the NFF even as the goalkeeper remained in camp ahead of tomorrow’s game against Congo DR.
According to NFF’s image maker, Ademola Olajire who spoke with Daily Sunsports on telephone, the matter has been resolved. “There was a little misunderstanding but it has been re- solved and all is well in the camp of the Super Eagles in Belgium.”
It would be noted that the Lille goalkeeper buried his late Mother Lucy at the weekend, a situation that informed his late arrival in camp.
Enyeama last featured for the country in a 2017 AFCON qualifier at home against Chad in June and his arrival puts to rest questions regarding his international future after he fell out with the country’s football officialdom around that time.
Enyeama, who has won a record 101 caps, has now joined top stars like Ahmed Musa, Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and others for the showdown.
Nigeria will after the game against Congo DR tomorrow tackle Cameroon on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu had bemoaned the failure of the Belgian embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visas into that country for players and officials of the Senior National Football Team of Nigeria for two friendlies this week.
“We are shocked beyond words at the attitude of the Embassy of Belgium in Nigeria. This action is a strange one in international sports. Football preaches and spreads peace and love, but we are taken aback at the attitude of the Belgian embassy in Nigeria. This action is not just against a Football Federation; it is against an entire nation,” Anyansi said.