AFCON 2024: Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, Joins Super Eagles Camp

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A former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has reportedly accepted to work with team coaching staff in the goal keeping department at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) happening in Ivory Coast this year.

How Enyeama Accepted The Super Eagles Role

Enyeama responded to the team’s post on Instagram where he indicated interest in to meet up with the squad for the football event.

Enyeama’s Response to Accepting NFF Offer

He responded saying:

Let’s gooooo. See you in camp. Time for business.

How Enyeama Retired From the Super Eagles

Prior to his retirement, Enyeama was a member of the national team from 2002 until October 2015 and served as the captain from 2013 until his retirement from international football in 2015.

He was capped 101 times and held the title until  November 2021 when he was surpassed by Ahmed Musa.

After his retirement, the Super Eagles has struggled to get a replacement in the goalkeeping area and fans had repeatedly been left unsatisfied with the stand-in and for the 2024 AFCON, only a local based player was named by Jose Peseiro for the tournament and it happens to be Ojo Olorunleke from Enyimba Football Club.

NPFL Goalkeepers in Nigeria’s AFCON squad since 2000

  • 2000 Murphy Akanji (Julius Berger)
  • 2004 Vincent Enyeama (Enyimba FC)
  • 2006 Dele Aiyenugba (Enyimba FC)
  • 2013 Chigozie Agbim (Rangers International)
  • 2019 Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC)
  • 2021 John Noble (Enyimba FC).
  • 2023 Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)
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