Disu throws weight behind Enyeama’s recall

Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Tunde Disu, has supported the recall of former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama by Coach Genort Rohr.

Gernot Rohr has earlier revealed that Nigeria still needs a world-class goalkeeper, casting shadows on the prospect of available goalkeepers in the team.

The team has yet to have a regular shot-stopper since the former number one goalkeeper Carl Ikeme of Wolverhampton Wanderers was diagnosed of acute Leukaemia.

With many diverse opinions on the Enyeama’s recall, Disu, who had previously coached Enyeama during the age grade tournament in 1999, said the experience of the shot-stopper was valuable.

“I know Enyeama very well. He started with me in the U-20 championships in 1999 but did not make the team in Ivory Coast due to some circumstances above him.

“He is a professional goalkeeper, he is stable, and one of the oldest goalkeepers in the country now. One thing about goalkeepers is that the older they are, the better they become.

“Enyeama is a disciplined goalkeeper who does not tolerate nonsense if we are to look at his sacrifice for the country, how he has saved us, then, he merits the recall.

“He does not have the physique of Peter Rufai, but he is technically gifted and knows how to organise his defence line, he commands respect,” Disu said.

the former Green Eagles Assistant Coach, said that the only snag about Enyeama is that he might be temperamental at times which could be tolerated by the team.

“The only negative I know about Enyeama is that he is sometimes too temperamental, he doesn’t like people taking him for granted, and he might be erratic in such condition.

“I really don’t want to dabble into his situation with Sunday Oliseh because they are both my boys. If Enyeama is recalled, we will see that he is a thoroughbred professional.


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