Former Nigerian forward Nwankwo Kanu says the Super Eagles are in desperate need of the experience of good old Vincent Enyeama to come out of international retirement.
As a result of a fallout with former head coach Sunday Oliseh two years ago, Enyeama, 34, hanged up his international gloves.
Daniel Akpeyi has emerged as the country’s number one during the 2-0 defeat to Bafana Bafana – with many unimpressed with the burly goalkeeper.
Following the sad news that Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last week, Nigeria find themselves in a desperate search for a ‘reliable’ goalkeeper ahead of the Super Eagles 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon next month.
“As it is now we need Vincent badly. In my opinion, Enyeama should come back immediately,” Former Arsenal forward, Kanu, told KweséESPN. “Whoever is close enough to reach him should tell him to start coming back.
“Enyeama is very very good. He is one of the best players in Africa, and one of the best in the world. Let the federation look into it and do everything they can to bring him back.”
“If Enyeama says he doesn’t want to come, people like us can talk to him, the federation too can talk to him. If a lot of people talk to him, I’m sure that definitely he will change his mind,” Kanu concluded.