Keshi says Enyeama not to blame for Liberia


Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, says he’s not too happy with news making the rounds that he quarreled with his first choice goalie, Vincent Enyeama, during the 2-2 draw recorded last weekend in Monrovia.

Speaking from Abuja, where he is at the moment, Keshi declared that the issue regarding national team performance cannot and must not be placed at the doorstep of a single individual like Enyeama, even as he assured that he will produce a new national team hat Nigerians at all levels will be proud of.

“Haba, there was nothing like that and if there is anybody to be blamed, it’s the team, not an individual,” Keshi declared

“We will score goals aplenty, but I understand the apprehension of Nigerians, and what I have always asked for is patience, I need lots of it to succeed”.

The former national team skipper of the famed Tunisia 1994 squad was speaking against the backdrop of news making the rounds that he has chosen to blame individuals rather than the team for the failure to win in Monrovia.

“I never at any moment said that Enyeama, who remains our first choice keeper caused us the draw in Liberia and in fact I think that he is one of the best in the world but at times like these passion rules over reason, but we must not bring individual players into our poor performance, it’s a collective failure to win.”

Media Officer of the national team, Ben Alaiya in a mail to naijafootball247.com also added that Stephen Keshi has assured that he is at the point of releasing the team list that will help Nigerian fight well against Liberia in Calabar early enough so that those players, who might not be ready for the October 13 duel, will let him know on time, insisting that there will be no compromise about arrival in camp.

“The list of invited players will be made public early enough and we are assure that we will not only win but win well and plead with Nigerians including enemies of the team for support”.
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