West Ham FC of England striker, Emmanuel Emenike has revealed that he is no longer interested in playing for the Super Eagles, and has no intentions to rejoin the team now or in the future. The ex-Nigerian International made this known yesterday, February 28, 2016, in an interview with Sportinglife, saying it was a personal decision and he didn’t quit because of anybody.
“I’m done with the Super Eagles, and I am making it clear again that I am not going back. It’s my decision and I am not going to reverse it, I am sorry if I have offended anybody regarding this but no Eagles return for me.
“Like I said, I didn’t quit because of anybody, it was a personal decision. Oliseh didn’t force me out of the Super Eagles as it was reported, I don’t need anybody to speak with me before I take a decision. It was my decision and I won’t reverse it.
“I don’t have grudges with anybody but I want to focus on my career and play better for my team. Right now, I’m happy because I am playing my game and everything is working perfect. I can always wish Super Eagles well because I have been a fan for a long time.”
The new and interim Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, who took over upon the resignation of Sunday Oliseh, is said to have recalled both goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to the National team, as they prepare for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
Recall that last October, Emenike quit the Super Eagles after reports emerged that he won’t be invited for the World Cup qualifiers with Swaziland because of his goal drought.
Emenike, 28, who has scored nine goals in 37 international appearances for Nigeria, was last month signed to England’s West Ham FC on loan from Turkish Fenerbahce.