New interim Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has revealed that he will look at the possibility of recalling retired Super Eagles duo Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike back to the team.
The 48-year old was confirmed as Sunday Oliseh’s replacement on Friday, albeit on an interim basis and speaking to fcnaija.com shortly after rising from a meeting with the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, said it is something he will consider.
When asked about the possibility of having Enyeama and Emenike back, Siasia said: “We will look at them, but I really can’t say much on it now, but we have to bring in people we feel can help us win and trust me, it will be the best ones that we will pick,” he told fcnaija.com.
Both Enyeama and Emenike had retired from international football last year, with Enyeama having a huge falling out with former coach Sunday Oliseh. While there was no reported rift between Emenike and Oliseh, he however hinted that he may have been forced to quit the team.
Siasia will lead the new coaching crew, which will also have Salisu Yusuf (who retains his position despite Oliseh’s resignation), Emmanuel Amuneke as assistant coaches, while Alloy Agu will continue in his role as goalkeepers’ trainer.
Oliseh had announced his resignation as coach of the Super Eagles, prompting the NFF to announce the new set of coaches for the team ahead of next month’s back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.