Oliseh mis­fired on Enyeama, says Garba Lawal

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua @mansur_112

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.

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