Oliseh misfired on Enyeama, says Garba Lawal
Former Super Eagles star, Garba Lawal has said Coach Sunday Oliseh did not apply wisdom in appointing a new captain for the senior national team.
On Tuesday, Oliseh and Enyeama came close to exchanging blows in far away Belgium over the decision of the coach to appoint Ahmed Musa the next captain of the Super Eagles.
The decision forced Enyeama who has been capped 101 and reigned as Eagles captain since the retirement of Joseph Yobo to call it quit with the national team.
Speaking with Daily Trust yesterday, Lawal said Oliseh has every right to appoint his own captain but the manner in which he went about the whole thing was faulty.
He reiterated that the coach did not give Enyeama the respect he deserves as the captain and longest serving member of the present Super Eagles.
Lawal maintained that if he were in Oliseh’s position, he would have sat down with Enyeama for mutual discussion to avoid any open confrontation.
“I am not with the team in Belgium and I don’t know exactly what happened. But Oliseh as the coach of the national team has the right to appoint his own captain.
“However, he did not do it the right way. He should have sat down with Enyeama for discussions. Enyeama too has paid his dues and deserves some respect. If you ask me, he was not treated fairly.”
Lawal also said the action of the coach is capable of bringing divisions in the team.