Super Eagles Coach Rohr Wants Vincent Enyeama Back


Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed his desire to bring former team captain, Vincent Enyeama, back to the team.

Rohr Who disclosed this in Uyo on Thursday, as the Eagles prepare to take on the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on Saturday in an African Nations Cup qualifying match, said he had contacted Enyeama twice since assuming office as Eagles coach.

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“I asked about Enyeama when I signed because I know his qualities. I also spoke with the goalkeepers’ coach Alloy Agu and he spoke highly of him. I’ve called and spoken with Enyeama since my resumption but nothing is settled yet.

“I will see him after the Tanzania game because I saw him play in France and he’s the kind of player we need to help us move forward. I am working to have all our players available for subsequent matches.” 

Rohr also expressed satisfaction with the performance of the local players at the last invitational tourney in Spain, stressing that he has already penciled down two of them for the Eagles.

vincent Enyeama
Vincent Enyeama

On qualification for Russia 2018, Rohr insisted that a ticket could not be guaranteed but the task of qualifying was achievable with hard work and commitment from all stakeholders. He submitted that despite the tough group Nigeria is in, the country has enough quality to qualify from the group.

The German coach said he was willing to live in Nigeria but that would not preclude him monitoring the performance of the country’s players within and outside Nigeria.

Vincent Enyeama quit the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, following a  heated public disagreement with former Eagles handler, Sunday Oliseh, which led to him been stripped of the captaincy.

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The 34-year-old has been in terrific form for OSC Lille and as a result, the tactician wants to bolster his goalkeeping department by recalling the 34-year-old.