VINCENT Enyeama, captain of the Nigeria national team, seems to have put his international career with the Super Eagles in the balance by refusing to appear before the disciplinary committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Tuesday, in Abuja, June 23, as directed. Enyeama talked himself into trouble when he raised concerns about the safety of Kaduna, venue of Nigeria’s opening 2017 Africa Nation’s Cup, Afcon, qualifying game against Chad but his declarations did not go down well with NFF leaders.
The goalkeeper was then issued a query but he reportedly tore the document to shreds in front of the NFF officials. Consequently, he was asked to appear before the legal/disciplinary committee of the NFF on Tuesday, in Abuja, to explain his comments and subsequent actions but the Lille OSC in France, failed to show up.
Christopher Green, chairman of the committee, said he was informed that Enyeama had proceeded on holidays but warned that he must apologise to the NFF or risk facing “severe actions”.
“Enyeama was not at the sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday because he was on holidays. However, his comments about the choice of Kaduna for the game against Chad were quite unbecoming. He must apologise for his actions or face severe actions,” Green told supersport.com.
The Super Eagles captain was quoted as saying: “I’m not satisfied with the choice of Kaduna and you know I’m a very outspoken person. I don’t like the choice of Kaduna based on what is happening in the country but then the government knows exactly what to do to make us safe.
“I am concerned because it’s not Kaduna as a city but because of the security thing. I really don’t care where we play as long as there is going to be security and safety of the players and everyone coming to watch the match,” Enyeama had said in an interview a few days to the game against Chad.
Enyeama has played for 101 times for Nigeria.
— Jul 6, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT