Enyeama: Cham­pi­ons League spot will boost Brazil readi­ness

Daily Trust - - SPORT - Aminu Maigari

Su­per Ea­gles deputy skip­per, Vin­cent Enyeama, has sen­sa­tion­ally de­clared that most play­ers of all qual­i­fied na­tions for the Brazil 2014 World Cup are not think­ing of the cham­pi­onship at the mo­ment but the fate of their var­i­ous clubs across the globe.

“We are talk­ing of top pro­fes­sion­als who are heav­ily re­warded for what their clubs get dur­ing the sea­son, some are fight­ing for a place in the Cham­pi­ons League, like my club, Lille Metropol, oth­ers are fight­ing to get Europa league po­si­tions and some very good play­ers are even fight­ing against rel­e­ga­tions for their clubs.”

So to many of us, we don’t want to dis­cuss the World Cup at the mo­ment, what we want is good plac­ing for our clubs and then we can shift fo­cus to the World Cup. If my club gets a Cham­pi­ons League spot for in­stance, it will help me fo­cus prop­erly for the World Cup and I know Nigeria will do well, trust me”, he said.

Enyeama, who has been the reg­u­lar skip­per of the na­tional team in the ab­sence of Joseph Yobo, also called on foot­ball au­thor­i­ties to re­fo­cus and let sleep­ing dogs lie for the good of the game in the coun­try. “We read a lot about hap­pen­ings in Nigeria, which most times are not palat­able but we are the African Cham­pi­ons and we must let our­selves en­joy the mo­ment while it lasts so that we can take a very de­ter­mined spirit to the World Cup and I trust the NFF people will lis­ten and help con­cen­trate on bet­ter prepa­ra­tion for the World Cup.

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