Sunday Oliseh: Why I Sacked Super Eagles Captain Enyeama

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In an exclusive chat with Punch NG, Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh revealed why he removed Vincent Enyeama as the captain of his team.

In his words:

“A lot is built around the captain and the way he carries on with the job means a lot to the team. A captain (Vincent Enyeama) who has said many times that he was retiring. From the onset he told me that and he has continued to say that. Now we are rebuilding a team to last over a long period of time.

“In his absence Musa stepped in and he did the job perfectly. Vincent has done his bit and I felt we could start a transition period but instead he tried to make it his right to remain as the captain. But it is not his prerogative to decide who leads the team. It does not happen anywhere.”
“It was simply an attempt to whip up emotions that created other matters; issues were introduced unfairly into the matter,”

Enyeama’s response:

”Everything is okay now, there are no problems. I’m not against anybody being captain of the team but I deserve an explanation.
“Even in your house, when your father suddenly says, ‘go and sleep,’ you will want to know why the sudden decision was taken. I always want to give my best to my country but in situations like these, I deserve an explanation. I don’t want to say much because I will talk at the appropriate time.”

15 thoughts on “Sunday Oliseh: Why I Sacked Super Eagles Captain Enyeama

  1. Oliseh you are being unfair to Enyeama. He just lost his mother and this is how you want to pay him. Your days are numbered

  2. Well it is unfair for oliseh to remove him as a captain, This is Enyama time and he should not be deny his right and this is only time he is captaining the team fully, he was just supporting yobo if yobo is not playing, the guy has done his best for super eagles. It will be unjust if he is been removed

  3. Kingsly,B4 enyeama there were other captains, so enyeama should not be a stocking block in our super eagle, one thing he felt to understand is that oliseh was one time super eagle captain so there is nothing enyeama will tell him.

    • Dis ur fufu mouth u uz 2 supot Oliseh…I few months 2come u will still uz it 2 blame him and want him out as couch…my joy Is dat oda players hv learnt a lesson 4rm dis incident…remember Enyama is nt worried abt d captainship bt making him a 2nd keeper is d problem…and is nt right…

  4. Sunday Olise has assumed this office with so much ill feelings that is laced with politics.He assumed the image of a dictator.I wonder how far he will suucceed with Super Eagle.Enyeama lost his mother,did his burial ceremony few days before Eagles camping and arrived late.I presumed that he would be considerate and understanding.By the way has he paid Enyeama a condolence visist?

  5. Oliseh u shuld av done it in a proper way na! Enyeama has really be one of d best in super Eagles!! His resigning shuld be a team of joy to him and d rest of nigerias!!

  6. HAUSA MAN CAN,T DO THIS TO HAUSA MAN , MOSLEM CAN,T DO IT TO MOSLEM .THAT IS HOW YOU PEOPLE KEEP SEELING URSELVES CHEAP IN MARKET-PLACES .IF U LIKE REMOVE HIM,U,LL NOT BE THERE 4 EVER . AND WHY IS OLISE LOOOKING DIS OLD ? NO BE TO GETMONEY , NA TO BE HAPPY AND ENJOY IT . EVEN LOOKING OLDER THAN CAPT. ENYEAMA . IF MARRIAGE NO GUD AGAIN, LOOK 4 SETTLEMENT OOOO.

  7. This guy Olisa is just 2 arrogant for my liking! They appointed u as the coach and all u could do is to build enemies around urself. This is somebody who is bereaved, he deserves some respect for God sake! Still wondering how u gonna manage the team.

  8. EGOS EGOS EGOS!!! The bane of the human race. If leaders can put Egos in check , the world would be a better place.

  9. In fact Pple comments dey baful me sometimes, Eyiama no fit dey there for life, and now wey young guys don fill for football teams around the world and making it happen, so ma people still want someone like that of Eyiama who’s his bones don dey weak still dey there? It’s time to wake up ma Pple, let give d younger ones chance, forget about wetin coach do or say, he was once there too.

    • Your Father Yansh when Oliseh been dy there him be Goalkeeper? you be got ooooo which young boyz tell me if you dnt v money to travel will start d journey? we dnt v a good goalkeeper so let him stay there till we do ok? goat like you

  10. But to me ohh oga Olishe if you see where this world and this nation I’d going about u have to know that it’s not to give monkey water with cup, its to get de cup back from the monkey,

  11. Oliseh,habbah, the guy just lost his mum,beside he is one of best keeper fornow.
    Don’t forget the siasia episode.
    Put the interest of the nation first.

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