Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi, says he’s not too happy with news making the rounds that he quarrelled with his first choice goalie, Vincent Enyeama, during the 2-2 draw recorded last weekend in Monrovia. “Haba, there was nothing like that and if there is anybody to be blamed, it’s the team, not an individual,” Keshi said yesterday through Eagles’ Media Officer, Ben Alaiya. Keshi declared that the issue regarding national team performance cannot and must not be placed at the doorstep of a single individual like Enyeama, even as he assured that he will produce a new national team that Nigerians will be proud of.
“We will score goals aplenty, but I understand the apprehension of Nigerians, and what I have always asked for is patience, I need lots of it to succeed.”
The former national team skipper of the famed Tunisia 1994 squad was speaking against the backdrop of news making the rounds that he has chosen to blame individuals rather than the team for the failure to win in Monrovia.
“I never at any moment said that Enyeama, who remains our first choice keeper caused us the draw in Liberia and in fact I think that he is one of the best in the world but at times like these passion rules over reason, but we must not bring individual players into our poor performance, it’s a collective failure to win,” Keshi added.