Enyeama future shaky after bad press

Enyeama future shaky after bad press

by Samm Audu

Monday Sep 10, 2012. 19:04

Vincent Enyeama’s future as Nigeria No.1 is in doubt after local
media blamed him for the team’s failure to beat Liberia at the weekend.



Hosts Liberia forced Nigeria to a 2-2 draw in Monrovia in a 2013
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday with the press slamming Enyeama for
a mistake that led to the equaliser by the home team.



Daily sports paper Sporting Life led Monday with Keshi to Enyeama:‘You
Killed Us!’ which was accompanied by a picture of Enyeama in anguish and that
of an angry Keshi.



The story spoke of the coach being disappointed with the “cheap
goals” the goalkeeper let in with several of his teammates also disgusted with
the performance of Enyeama, who has been Nigeria’s top-choice shot stopper
since the 2002 World Cup.



In another story, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general
secretary Musa Amadu lamented that Enyeama has cost the team four points after the draw in Malawi and Liberia.



Another daily sports paper, Soccer Star, reported in graphic
details how Keshi singled the experienced goalkeeper for blame inside the
Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia soon after the game on Saturday.



Complete Sports lead story ran a rider “Enyeama to shape up or
ship out”.



Enyeama, who only recently moved on loan to Israeli club Maccabi Tel-Aviv after he was frozen out at French club Lille, was also widely blamed for the late equaliser by hosts Malawi
in a 2014 World Cup qualifier in Blantyre in June.




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