Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has finally shed light on his rumored strained relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that led to his sudden departure from the national team.
In a recent interview with Hot Sports NG, the 41-year-old expressed his dissatisfaction, stating that the Nigerian football governing body treated him like a “piece of used material.”
When asked if he believed his unexpected exit contributed to the decline in the Super Eagles’ goalkeeping department, Enyeama responded, “Sincerely, I’ve not been following Nigerian football right from the day I left [resigned from the national team]. And with due respect, I was treated like a piece of used material.”
He went on to explain that he deliberately distanced himself from the national team, stating, “So I put up a block between me and the national team. It’s now that I’m beginning to follow what is going on. But I really put a stop to watching football, the national team. I was deeply hurt. But now I’ve moved. I can’t really say much about the national team and the goalkeeping because I’m not watching them.”
Enyeama resigned from the national team in October 2015 amid reports of a falling out with some of the country’s top football officials, marking the end of his notable career with the Super Eagles.