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Forget Enyeama, get capable replacement – Onigbinde

As Nigerians continue to react to Vincent Enyeama’s retirement, former Super eagles coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to comb the country for quality goalkeeping talents.

The 32-year-old drew the curtain on his international career, 13 years after making his debut for the Super Eagles.

According to the Onigbinde who discovered him and later took him to the 2002 Fifa World Cup where his awe-inspiring displays earned him the no.1 jersey, Enyeama stands out among his peers and has served the country very well.

“Enyeama is a grown up man and if he feels he has had enough, we should congratulate him for the services he has rendered and wish him all the best,” Onigbinde told Goal.

“When I started recruiting for the Super Eagles for the 2002 Fifa World Cup, I went to watch a game between Enyimba and Julius Berger in Abeokuta, he stood that in the game and I invited for to the Super Eagles.

“There were some good goalkeepers’ qualities that I saw in him with most in the Nigerian league do not have, so I made up my mind that he was going to be in my team.”

With fingers pointing at coach Sunday Oliseh who has been held responsible for the former Enyimba’s decision, Onigbinde said Nigeria should stop crying over spilt milk, rather the NFF should start hunting for better goalkeepers for the senior national team.

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