“I didn’t curse the Tremendous Eagles” – Ex-Lille GK Enyeama reveals why he’s happy with Stanley Nwabali’s emergence

“I didn’t curse the Tremendous Eagles” – Ex-Lille GK Enyeama reveals why he’s happy with Stanley Nwabali’s emergence

Former Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is satisfied that the emergence of Stanley Nwabali as Tremendous Eagles number-one gloveman will sweep away talks that he cursed the nationwide staff, Soccernet.ng experiences.

Enyeama is broadly considered one of many best goalkeepers in African soccer historical past, following his exploits for the Tremendous Eagles, Enyimba Worldwide FC, Lille, and a few Tel Aviv-based golf equipment in Israel.

The retired shot-stopper gained 101 caps for Nigeria and captained the Tremendous Eagles to raise the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Nonetheless, Enyeama retired from worldwide underneath a cloud of controversy following a disagreement with former Tremendous Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh.

For a few years after Enyeama left the scene, the Tremendous Eagles struggled to interchange the previous Maccabi Tel Aviv goalie.

With Maduka Okoye’s availability for the 2023 AFCON not assured and Francis Uzoho not convincing along with his performances, coach Jose Peseiro known as up Chippa United goalkeeper for the match.

Regardless of not taking part in any aggressive sport for Nigeria earlier than the AFCON, Nwabali impressed for the Tremendous Eagles, serving to the staff attain the ultimate.

Enyeama is happy with Nwabali’s shows and is backing the 27-year-old star to maintain up his good kind for the nationwide staff.

In so doing, Enyeama hopes critics who believed he was the reason for the Eagles’ goalkeeping misfortune would have a change of opinion.

“I believe Stanley (Nwabali) got here in on the proper time; for a very long time, we now have been clamouring for a goalkeeper,” Enyeama instructed Lagos Talks FM, as per Afrik-Foot

“We didn’t readily have Okoye, and Uzoho had finished properly with the nationwide staff, however his kind is unlucky.

“I pray he continues on this good kind and ends all of the talks about me cursing the nationwide staff or casting a spell on the nationwide staff.

“I obtained a number of nasty messages accusing me of all types, however fortunately, Stanley got here in and helped change that narrative by breaking by way of the ranks.

“I didn’t curse the nationwide staff; if I had the facility to try this, I may have at present modified the financial fortunes of Nigeria.”

Nwabali has been named in Nigeria’s 27-man squad to face Ghana and Mali in friendlies later this month.

Nonetheless, the Chippa United goalie suffered an injury and was replaced throughout his facet’s 2-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

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