Akpo­borie calls Ea­gles camp ‘FC Nol­ly­wood’

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar @mansur_112 By Mansur Abubakar @mansur_112

For­mer Su­per Ea­gles striker Jonathan Akpo­borie has la­beled the na­tional team camp in Bel­gium ahead of the friendly match against Congo and Sun­day’s game against Camer­oun as ‘FC Nol­ly­wood’.

The ex-Hansa Ro­s­tock goal-get­ter was re­act­ing to re­ported sto­ries of in­fight­ing be­tween man­ager Sun­day Oliseh and shot stop­per Vin­cent Enyeama which has taken cen­tre stage in­stead of prepa­ra­tions for the friendly matches.

“You call them Su­per Ea­gles? No, FC Nol­ly­wood is a bet­ter name,” Akpo­borie who scored four goals in 13 ap­pear­ances for the se­nior team wrote on twit­ter.

Mean­while, Enyeama has ad­mit­ted he is con­sid­er­ing his fu­ture with Nige­ria af­ter be­ing stripped of the cap­taincy by Sun­day Oliseh.

The goal­keeper, who has 101

For­mer Su­per Ea­gles skip­per Nwankwo Kanu yesterday ex­pressed dis­plea­sure re­gard­ing un­re­solved dis­agree­ment be­tween na­tional team man­ager Sun­day Oliseh and goal­keeper Vin­cent Enyeama, say­ing the ma­jor ob­jec­tive is to work to­gether.

The leg­endary Ar­se­nal play­maker in a twit­ter post added it’s vi­tal that peace is main­tained at the Ho­tel Verviers camp of Ea­gles ahead of the up­com­ing fix­tures against Congo and Camer­oun.

“What’s this fight­ing in our su­per ea­gles camp please we don’t need this, all we need is to work to­gether and win matches. Let’s make peace please,” Kanu wrote on the so­cial media.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Oliseh was un­happy about his cap­tain’s late ar­rival and de­moted him at a team meet­ing af­ter din­ner, nam­ing CSKA Moscow for­ward Ahmed Musa as the new cap­tain.

Mean­while, The Nige­ria Football Fed­er­a­tion, NFF, has con­firmed that there was misun­der­stand­ing in the camp of the Su­per Ea­gles but it has been re­solved.

“It’s true that there was a lit­tle misun­der­stand­ing in the camp of the Su­per Ea­gles, but the mat­ter has been re­solved. Enyeama re­mains in camp,” reads a tweet from the of­fi­cial han­dle of the NFF.

The Su­per Ea­gles camp in Bel­gium was torn into shreds fol­low­ing squab­bles be­tween Coach Oliseh and Enyeama ahead of to­day’s friendly against Congo.

The ar­rival of Lille goal­keeper and cap­tain of the Ea­gles side in Bel­gium which or­di­nar­ily should bring cheers to the camp in­stead, turned the camp into a war zone fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of anti-camp ac­tiv­i­ties against the cap­tain

which al­most led to his ex­pul­sion from the group. caps af­ter mak­ing his de­but in 2001, was re­ported to have ar­rived a day late for Nige­ria’s train­ing camp af­ter at­tend­ing his mother’s fu­neral.

He was or­dered to apol­o­gise to his team-mates for his late ar­rival and the CSKA Moscow winger Ahmed Musa has been given the cap­taincy in­stead.

“There has been a lot of in­ci­dents these last few months,” Enyeama told ESPN. “I don’t need it, the team does not need it, so maybe the best thing might be to step aside in the in­ter­est of the coun­try so that the team can fo­cus on football in­stead of dis­trac­tions.”

Su­per Ea­gles cap­tain Vin­cent Enyeama in ac­tion for his club. Enyeama is re­pot­edly en­gaged in fight with Nige­ria man­ager Sun­day Oliseh for re­port­ing late to camp.

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