AFCON 2023: Vincent Enyeama Distance Self From Super Eagles Role, NFF Makes Official Statement

Erstwhile Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has opened up on the rumours that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has approved an appointment for him as a backroom staff ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.

The speculations began after the 2013 AFCON wining goalkeeper made a post on social media recently, stating “Let’s gooooo. See you in camp. Time for business.”

The statement led to different perception from fans about Enyeama availability for the National Team ahead of the competition.

However, the former LOSC Lille of France goal tender 41, has now confirmed he will only visit head coach Jose Peseiro’s team admitting that, his comments were personal.

Enyeama stated, “I haven’t been given any appointment by the NFF, neither was there any such discussion. That was only a personal comment, meaning I will visit them in camp when I attend the AFCON.

“Any opportunity to encourage the lads, I use it,” Enyeama added.

In the same vein, the NFF has also denied adding the former goalkeeper to the Eagles technical crew, ahead of the 2023 AFCON.

“NFF has not offered Enyeama any role. People should stop the bruiting of this very fake news”.

“It is annoying, If there is anything like that, there would be a statement from the NFF,” NFF Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire, told

Recall that, since calling it a quite unceremoniously from the National Team in 2015, Enyeama has distanced himself from the Super Eagles.

Recently he spoked out about how the NFF’s poor treatment led to his retirement from the team at 33.

Regarded as Nigeria’s most successful goalkeeper the one time Enyimba goalkeeper played in five Nations Cup in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 and was also part of the Nigeria squad at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.

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