Contrary to belief in some quarters that the sudden resignation of Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike from the Nigerian National team is connected to the approach of Coach Sunday Oliseh in handling the team, the striker says his decision to quit has nothing to do with the coach.
His comment was monitored on 360nobs.com where he expressed belief that Super Eagles will get better under the coach he described as “a brave man, a technically sound person.”
“I have absolutely nothing against the coach (Oliseh). As for me, I still remain loyal to coach Sunday Oliseh and I want to believe he understands my decision. My decision has nothing to do with the coach, who is a brave man, a technically sound person, my decision has nothing to go against his vision for the Super Eagles. Me out of the team will equally ease pressure on the coach and it will enable the younger players to fight harder for the team.
“Nigeria have produced lots of talented goal poacher like Julius Aghahowa, Victor Agali, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Samuel Okwaraji, Obafemi Martins, Ike Uche, Rashidi Yekini just to mention a few. I believe with God on our side, the team will fly higher without Emenike, I will be glad to see them qualify for both the AFCON and World Cup in 2018. We have lots of good players in the team and more are still coming in to contribute, so I believe the team will get better and stronger as time goes on. The team will be great under Oliseh.”
Emmanuel Emenike’s retirement, two weeks after ex-international goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama left the team after being dropped as captain raised questions on the ability of Coach Sunday Oliseh to manage the ambition and emotion of players under him.