He has accomplished absolutely nothing for the Nigerian squad, but striker Emmanuel Emenike has announced his retirement.
Emenike, 28, took to his Instagram to announce his retirement and call time on his career with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Emenike was the top scorer as Nigeria won the Africa Nations Cup in 2013, but he hasn’t been able to find the net for the national team since then, except against Ethiopia during the qualifiers for the 2014 world cup.
No more Eagles career! “After 5 great years, I am happy to announce that I have put full-stop to my Nationa team career for the sake of national peace.” “Its a pleasure for me to have played for this great country. I never regretted it and I think its the best time to end it. Millions thanks to all the fans who have been very supportive during the good and bad times.” “I am very proud of my performance, I am proud of my team mates and I am very proud of the nation called ‘Nigeria’. My AFCON gold medal is a sign of great achievement, My AFCON topscorer award speaks a lot about my commitment and dedication to the team. Super Eagles is a camp not a family house, and it shouldn’t be a threat zone for any individual. I have done according to our national anthem. “All my dreams came true in the national team, I dreamt to win Nations Cup for Nigeria after 20-years, I dreamt to played at the World Cup as well as to make a name for myself… In the space of five years, I got them. I’m a winner! “For every dissapointing fans, maybe due to my inability to re-establish my goal scoring instinct for Super Eagles, I will like to say I’m sorry but the ones I had scored counted well for the team. As long as Nigeria remains, you and I will always remember the name ‘Emenike’. “Finally, I am happy to make a bow and continue supporting the team everytime. Up Eagles, God Bless Nigeria!