Legendary Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has told the world when he intends to call it time with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Enyeama has stated that the African Cup Of Nations in Gabon in 2017 would be his last tournament as a Nigerian footballer.
Many would have expected Enyeama to at least stay with the super eagles if they qualified for the World Cup in 2018 but the Lille shot stopper knows he might not be at his best and has decided to go one year earlier and according to what he told BBC, he hopes to go when the ovation is loudest. “It’s impossible to play football forever and the next tournament in Gabon will be my last one,” Enyeama told BBC Sport. “I’ve played in two finals, lost in 2004, won in 2013 and to win in 2017 is how I hope to be remembered. But more significantly we must not get ahead of ourselves because we need to qualify first.” He went on to say before praising how far African football had come in recent years.
Enyeama would be remembered as one of the greats but it would be too early to rule him out in 2018 after all, we’ve seen a few players retire and then decide to return. Most notably, Zidane and Makelele for France and Paul Scholes for Manchester United.