Vincent Enyeama has poured cold water on a possible return to the Super Eagles following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as coach.
The former Nigeria captain retired abruptly from international football last year after falling out with the former Super Eagles coach over the captainship of the team but has been tipped for a return, following Oliseh’s exit.
New interim coach Samson Siasia told fcnaija on Friday that he would look at the possibility of having Enyeama and Emenike – another player who retired abruptly last year – return to the team but the goalkeeper says his decision to retire must be respected.
“I think they should respect my decision and I don’t want to talk about this issue,” he told Brila FM.
The 33-year old is Nigeria’s most capped international with 101 caps, but announced his retirement from international football last October, after a disagreement between him and Oliseh over the latter’s decision to hand the captain’s armband to Ahmed Musa without any prior notice.
And following Oliseh’s resignation as the Super Eagles coach last Thursday, there were calls for the former Enyimba goalkeeper to return to the fold, but his latest stance now means he may have decided against a return to the team.
Meanwhile, Emenike, who recently joined West Ham United on loan from Fenerbahce is yet to speak if he will be open to a return to the team under Siasia, who handed him his debut in 2011.
The Super Eagles are up against the Pharaohs of Egypt next month in back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.