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NFF engages Ex Super Eagles Goalkeeper concerning crisis rocking goalkeeping in the super Eagles



The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, is making arguably the most important move towards ending the goalkeeping crisis facing the Super Eagles by engaging ex goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.


Vincent Enyeama is a former Super Eagles goalkeeper who helped Nigeria win its third African Cup Of Nations (AFCON).

According to a report by Owngoal Nigeria, the NFF is seriously considering a move to bring back the former CAF Champions League winner to join the Super Eagles ahead of the 2023 AFCON tournament.


It’s no longer news that Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho is not living up to expectations, committing a lot of Goalkeeping blunders whenever he’s in goal for Nigeria.


Meanwhile, coach Jose Peseiro has publicly acknowledged his player’s (Goalkeepers) discomfort whenever they’re in goal.


“When I arrived here, I remember I was told to change the goalkeeper. I spoke with all of them, No one feels comfortable because everybody attacked them,” Peseiro said after Saudi Arabia international friendly few weeks ago.


According to Owngoal, the NFF is already in talks with the former Maccabi Tel Aviv shot-stopper. The Football governing body, wants the former Enyimba FC player, to join the national team squad as a goalkeeper coach, stressing that he’s experienced, and a role model to some of the Super Eagles current goalies.


NFF moves to integrate ex Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama into the national team

“For eight straight years, Enyeama was the first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles, and faced a lot of criticism even up to his last game. His experience will be needed at the AFCON to help the current goalkeepers deal with the pressure that comes with such task,” a NFF board member said.


“In the past, the idea has been mooted, but we now want to bring it to light. His experience is badly needed as he is a role model to lot of these goalkeepers during their formative years".


Hopefully, talks will end well because his experience is part of what we need at the AFCON.

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