President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has turned down calls for the return of goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria has been facing goalkeeping crisis after their choice keeper, Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last year.
The development sparked calls for Enyeama, who has since been dropped from the senior team of Lille, to come out of international retirement.
Rohr has, however, kept faith with young Deportivo La Coruna keeper, Francis Uzoho, Enyimba star Ikechukwu Ezenwa and much- vilified Chippa United custodian Daniel Akpeyi.
Pinnick told ScoreNigeria that Rohr would decide if he wants Enyeama.
He said, “All the other goalkeepers deserve to be in posts (for the World Cup), (Francis) Uzoho, for one, is doing well.
“This could well be the big break for one of the other goalkeepers.
“But in the end, it’s Rohr’s call to invite Enyeama, it’s his own responsibility.”
Pinnick added that goalkeeping trainer, Alloy Agu would be in South Africa to train Akpeyi.
“Alloy Agu is on his way to train Akpeyi at Chippa United.
“The other trainer (Pionetti) is in Spain with Uzoho on special permission of his club.
“We also expect such for Dele Alampasu and Ezenwa.”
UNLUCKY! Torres Scores As Atletico Madrid Beat Our Super Eagles 3 – 2 (Watch The Goals Highlight)
Atletico Madrid defeated Nigeria 3-2 in an entertaining friendly encounter played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Goals from Angel Correa, Fernando Torres and Borja Garces denied the Super Eagles B side a victory, despite scoring two top quality goals through Kelechi Nwakali and second-half substitute Usman Mohammed – whose effort evoked memories of country legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
Club legend Torres started from the bench with Kevin Gameiro and match MVP Correa leading the line for Atletico while Salisu Yusuf had Lobi Stars’ Kadiri Samad supported by Emem Eduok – from the right flank – in his attack.
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What a painful match to lose. The players certainly put in a decent shift. My man of the match is Kelechi Nwakali,
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Chelsea Edge Manchester United Out To Claim FA Title
OK, it wasn’t a classic. But should Chelsea care? Nope! They’ve just won the FA Cup for the eighth time in their history! It’s the first cup victory on Conte’s managerial CV. And a first domestic cup defeat in England for Mourinho. Chelsea were the better side in the first half, and defended with great purpose in the second. United only really showed what they could do after the restart.
But chances were at a premium for both sides, and Pogba missed United’s golden opportunity to equalise with that free header in the closing stages. Chelsea were the deserved winners, even if the contest was tight.
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