From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
the potential for aggrieved Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, making a return to unravel the super Eagles goalkeeper trouble will have been foreclosed after the France-primarily based keeper snubbed the national assembly management appealing for his return.
Chairman Senate Committee on sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, who made the disclosure in a chat with journalists on the NASS complex Abuja, expressed disappointment over Enyeama’s refusal to speak to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, adding that he also refused to pick out the a few phone calls put across to him.
Senator Ogba additional defined that the previous Lille of France goalkeeper didn’t most effective cut off phone on him and the senate President when they attempted to appeal to him to stage a comeback, but snubbed additional efforts to plead with him to return to the national crew.
Narrating his efforts to intervene in bringing Enyeama again to the Eagles, Senator Ogba mentioned: “I in my view referred to as Enyeama as much as three to four time to plead with him. It received to the extent that I got the Senate President involved.
I went to the Senate President’s administrative center, put a call throughout to him for the Senate President to speak to him, but when I instructed him that the Senate President wanted to speak to him, he cut off the road there. I referred to as him severally however he refused to pick out again.
“a few of us performed this sport with out getting any appreciation. those of them, who have come to play with thanks and the money, must comprehend that without Nigeria, they shouldn’t have come to stardom as of late? If Nigeria were not a soccer enjoying nation, nobody can have come to Enyimba FC to spot him.
“So, we should be enough patriotic. When it is obtrusive that you are nonetheless in the game, your pals are nonetheless within the group, why should you snub calls so that you can be part of that workforce? we are able to all remember that very smartly, when Rodger Milla of Cameroon got here out of retirement to sign up for the Indomitable Lions all over the 1990 World Cup,” the visibly angry Ogba noted.
in the meantime the higher Chamber has expressed concern over the failure of Nigeria’s communication massive, Globacom to pay the Nigeria football Federation ((NFF) an amassed debt of N1.2b before their sponsorship deal hit the wall.
Reacting to the location, the Senate sports activities committee chairman, defined that Globacom has refused to pay up the invoice and alleviate the federation’s monetary drawback regardless of all interventions, noting that the development has no longer handiest affected the monetary potential of the federation, but had affected the guidance of the national teams.