Enyeama Close To Return After Long Injury Lay-Off

Enyeama Close To Return After Long Injury Lay-Off

By Nurudeen Obalola:

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has given a big hint that he is close to full fitness after a long, injury-enforced lay-off, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The 35-year-old Enyeama has not been in action since getting injured while playing for Lille in April, and he has been undergoing intense rehabilitation.

The former Enyimba goalkeeper underwent surgery on his knee in May and it has been a long, hard road back to fitness.

However, a post on social media on Tuesday suggests that the injury nightmare could soon be over.

“And after 6months.1st group training.🙏🙏🙏thanks be to God.and everyone who worked tirelessly for me to get here,” Enyeama, Nigeria’s most capped player with 101 international appearances, tweeted.

He also posted a 52-second video of himself at training, facing shots and doing short runs on the pitch.

Enyeama has achieved legendary status in Nigeria not just for his record number of caps, but also for his ability as a goalkeeper.
He is indeed regarded as one of the country’s best ever goalkeepers and he was the leader on the pitch as the Super Eagles won their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 19 years in 2013.

Enyeama also represented Nigeria at three World Cups, his first in 2002 in Korea/Japan, South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014.

Enyeama retired from the national team in 2015 after falling out with then Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh but there is a possibility of his return as current Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is a huge admirer.

On the club front, Enyeama might have to look for a new club as Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa surprisingly made it clear upon his arrival in the summer that the Nigerian and several other players were not in his plans.

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  • Welcome development for us.

  • If you like return no World Cup for yah

    • Him d beg u 4 World Cup? Shea u are the best super eagle keeper……..

    • he is not begging u na una dey beg am because the is no qualified keepers to use in the word cup if he did not return that’s is wat is killing Nigeria football today by using that word if u like do if like don’t another one will come, come from were Wen jay jay left that is wen naija football collapse which player can be compare with jay jay today in Nigeria

  • My brother we are waiting for you, for the world cup squat

  • Tgrace 2 years ago

    Welcome my number one

  • Good news,but enyeama I but explain you really disappoint your fans when you suddenly retired because one man (oliseh))after oliseh resigns as supper Eagles coach; your fans is expected you to back to team afteron you are not older than Italian goalkeeper (buffoon)he still keeping for his father land.so therefore your fan needs your apologies.

    • Tgrace 2 years ago

      I second your motion, he as to apologies and must know that we still love him to man the post so he must come back to apologies to all Nigerian cause we are not all Olishe Olise or Oliche.

  • Wishing you a quick recovery

  • that’s good news

  • good development… But # ezenwa must go to Russia

  • Let pray for carl ikeme to get well

  • Quick recovery ooo…we need u now please

  • I wonder how and why we keep dragging things backwards! Good luck to enyeama for his return to fitness but why still thinking he’s needed in the super eagles? Those mooting that idea are wicked. Byebye enyeama. Carl ikeme quick recovery, ezenwa see it as a challenge. Our boy at deportivo LA coruna come inside, alampasu where are you?

  • Welcome development from #Enyeama BUT i pray for Carl Ikeme’s quick recovery oo cuz i now prefer IKEME to Enyeama

  • okponku 2 years ago


  • Return to where please? I hope he’s not returning to the Super Eagles for the World Cup because he’s not fit. Ezenwa might not be the best goalkeeper but inviting Enyeama back could be disastrous to the team. Enyeama has not been playing for a very long time now. So he wants to recover and head straight to the World Cup. I see

  • we don’t need him oo