• Nigerians slam Oliseh
  • He is free to quit-NFF
NIGERIANS yesterday be­rated Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh, insisting he was the one to blame over the decision of the team’s long standing keeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama to cut short his international career.

While Nigerians ex­pressed their displeasure over the development, the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF, declared that there was nothing to worry over Enyeama’s decision to quit. After 13 years of service to the Super Eagles, Enyeama , yesterday called it quits after meeting with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Belgium.

Daily Sunsports sampled the opinion of some football buffs on the role played by Oliseh in the whole drama that led to Enyeama taking a walk out of the team.

Confederation of Afri­can Football (CAF) official, Paul Bassey in his reaction rued the wrong timing of En­yeama’s retirement, insisting that the former Super Eagles captain services is still very needed in the team

“Oliseh shouldn’t have humiliated Enyeama the way he did in Belgium, I be­lieve that he is still needed in the Super Eagles.

“When the player had is­sues with the NFF after the Chad match, Oliseh was the one defending him. I don’t understand the volte face and why he treated Enyeama in such a humiliating manner.”

For fan, Ndubuoke, the action put up by Sunday Oliseh had no human face. “A player that just buried the mother shouldn’t have been treated this way. It was wrong for Oliseh to have done this in a foreign land to a player that served the country for over a decade. Yes Oliseh has the right to choose a new captain, but he should have managed the sit­uation in a more mature and responsible way.”

Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) Secretary General, Victoria Ibanga felt pained that a Nigerian Star was treated callously and called for the outright sack of Sun­day Oliseh. “Oliseh’s action was most uncharitable,” she said, adding: “If he (Oliseh) continues this way, he will be a big failure. In fact, he has just laid the foundation of his failure with the way he has treated Enyeama. ”

The NFF in its reaction said it could not stop En­yeama, from quitting the Na­tional team.

The soccer federation’s image maker, Demola Ola­jire told The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that the federation would not beg Enyeama to rescind his decision. In Olajire’s words: `’We heard about his quitting the national team on his in­stagram page; if somebody says he is retiring from the national team, what are we going to do, to beg him?”