1st March, 2016
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says it is in talks with Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike, former goalkeeper and striker respectively, over possible return to Super Eagles.
Super Eagles Interim Coach Samson Siasia who said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, said the aim was to ensure that the country assembles its best legs against Egypt.
NAN reports that the Super Eagles have crucial two-legged Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), qualifying matches against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
The first leg encounter takes place in Kaduna on March 25, while the return leg match is scheduled for Cairo on March 29.
Siasia said NFF was exploring every avenue capable of bringing success, adding that it had taken steps to facilitate the players’ return to the team.
“We just finished talking with the NFF Technical Director, Shaibu Amadu; we are just putting the list of invited players together and after the NFF Technical Committee meeting on Thursday, the list should be released,” he said.
“The Super Eagles’ Secretary, Dayo Enebi, will be contacting the invited players and he is talking with Enyeama and Emenike; we will talk with them when they are ready to talk.
“We will be happy to see these players back in the team if they can help us to qualify for 2017 AFCON,” he said.
The Olympic silver medal winning coach, however, said he was not under any pressure to win Egypt.
“The job for me is tasking but we are here for challenges and, being a challenge does not mean that it is a mountain we cannot climb.
“I am not feeling any pressure; all I want to do is to ensure we do well in the two games against Egypt.”
NAN reports that Siasia was appointed on Friday by the NFF as interim Super Eagles coach following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh.
He is to be assisted by Flying Eagles’ coach Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu.