I’ll never say no to Nigeria! Enyeama denies turning down Super Eagles recall for 2018 World Cup

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PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has denied claims he turned down a chance to return in 2018 for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria had a goalkeeping crisis before the World Cup, Carl Ikeme was out after he was diagnosed with Leukemia; there were no trusted, experienced hands at the disposal of the Eagles Coaches.

 

Calls rang out for Gernot Rohr to recall the former Eagles first choice goalie, who had retired from international football in 2015, and it seemed like it would happen.

 

However, those clamors went cold after news filtered from the Eagles camp that the Veteran wanted to stay retired.

 

Enyeama has denied the reports. In a telephone interview on Brila FM, Friday, the 37 year-old said “nobody contacted me”.

 

“Since I left Nigeria football in 2015, nobody has contacted me. All the things you heard about me turning down the Super Eagles is false and I just didn’t want to exacerbate it by joining issues with those peddling the story.”

 

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner and former Super Eagles captain said he is always ready to represent the Country.

 

“I cannot say no to Nigeria. If Nigeria tells me today that there’s a goalkeeping problem and they need me, I can’t say no.”

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