Almost ten months after quitting the national football team, Super Eagles, former captain and number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has revealed that he is ready to return to the national team if he is invited and if there is need to do so.
The Lille OSC of France safehands confirmed in series of comments on Instagram on Thursday night that he was not yet done playing and as a patriotic Nigerian, if he is called on to return to the team, he would.
Enyeama, who went down memory lane posting a picture of the NFF’s celebration of his 100th cap, said he would never forget what it felt like to play in the Super Eagles and to have achieved so much. He has 101 caps for the Super Eagles after manning the goal for 13 years, from 2002 to 2015.
“tbt#cant forget these numbers till eternity#i cherish every of those minutes that I earned#will forever love my country#naija made me what I am today#proudly naija,” he captioned a picture of the celebration of his centenary cap for the national team.
The player then followed with series of comments in reply to fans, saying that the country has no goal keeping problems at the moment, indicating clearly that current team number one, Carl Ikeme is doing fine. He however noted that if there was any need for a return, he would gladly do so.
“…Naija doesn’t have goalkeeping problems. I will never say no to naija if naija has goalkeeping problems.
“I will be back if there is a need to be back. For now, naija got great goalies. Let’s support them to make us proud.”
He then went on to emphatically confirm his readiness to return to the national team.
“I am not done serving yet. I am coming back. I was born to serve my country. My purpose in life is to affect my generation, that I will do till the time God says ‘My son, it’s time to come home’.”
Enyeama’s words are a reiteration of his earlier vow in an interview with a national daily that he would return to the Super Eagles sometime in the future. Enyeama retired from international football suddenly in October 2015 after a bust up with erstwhile chief coach, Sunday Oliseh at the team’s camp in Europe.