20th September, 2011
Super Eaglesâ€™ goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has once again been left out of the Nigerian squad that will face their Guinean counterparts in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja on 8 October.
SuperSport.com reports that Enyeama may have been axed from the Eagles squad ahead of the Guinea game following his role in the protest against the teamâ€™s travel plan to Antananarivo, Madagascar in early September.
The teamâ€™s goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu, revealed that Bnei Yehuda of Israel goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba will remain as first-choice for the match against Guinea.
Shorunmu, a former Nigerian goalkeeper, added that the OSC Lille Metropole shot-stopper still remains a squad member of the Super Eagles. â€œVincent is one of the best goalkeepers we have in Nigeria now. But he has to understand that the team can do without him. He is still in our plans for the future. For now Dele Aiyenugba will be in charge,â€ said Shorunmu. Siasia is expected to release the list of Eagles for Guinea tie today.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has taken over the management of the main pitch of the Abuja National Stadium with a view to improving its poor state to avoid a repeat of what happened the last time the Eagles played on the pitch.
The bad state of the pitch had caused Yusuf Ayila to stumble over a hole in the pitch while controlling a ball and strained his groin, leaving him unable to walk.