Enyeama reveals 100th cap excitement


Vincent Enyeama has revealed his excitement as the prospect of bagging his 100th cap for the Super Eagles became as bright as the sun. The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to honour the long serving Super Eagles goal keeper on March 26 when the Eagles play against Bolivia.

“Nothing compares to being recognized by your own country. I am very excited at the prospect of reaching 100 caps, and more so at the decision by the NFF to honour me on the day.

“I am also excited by the fact that it will happen in Uyo, my hometown. What a great honour,” Enyeama told http://www.thenff.com. The goalkeeper who was in goal as Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in 2013 was also part of the Super Eagles’ bronze winning Afcon sides in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

Former Skipper Joseph Yobo and goalkeeper Enyeama at the World Cup in 2010.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its FIFA match agent, Jairo Pachon, opted for Bolivia after the Brazilian football federation pulled out of a previously agreed date for the friendly. “We have had to work at a pace to seal agreement for this match, after the Brazilian Football Federation opted out at the last hour.

“However, we believe that the Bolivia team will give the Super Eagles a good match, as we continue to work on a second match for the Eagles for either 29th March.”

The statement by the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, also revealed that Nigeria’s general elections which coincides with the second match day of the FIFA window, March 29, has necessitated the need to organise a match away from home.

“The NFF is committed to ensuring that the Super Eagles are occupied on every FIFA window, with quality games,” Pinnick added.

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