Akpoborie calls Eagles camp ‘FC Nollywood’
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.
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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.