Enyeama: My First Competitive Game For Nigeria Against England Still Memorable Like Yesterday

Enyeama: My First Competitive Game For Nigeria Against England Still Memorable Like Yesterday

By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international, Vincent Enyeama, has described his official debut game for the Super Eagles against England at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan as one of his most memorable games.

Enyeama stated this on his verified Twitter handle while reacting to a three minutes short video uploaded on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Twitter handle showing the Super Eagles vs England match at the 2002 FIFA World Cup  in Korea/Japan which ended 0-0.

The throwback video was on the back of the June 2 international friendly game between England and Nigeria which was confirmed by the English Football Association on Wednesday.

On parade for England at the 2002 World Cup clash were stars like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Sol Campbell, David Seaman, Ashley Cole and Michael Owen.

The likes of Austin Okocha, Julius Aghahowa, Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama who made a stunning save off an effort from Scholes played for the Eagles.

Commenting on the video, Enyeama wrote on his tweeted: “First competitive match of my international career. What a memorable one it was. Still feels like it was yesterday.”


  • Diuto Nwachukwu 1 year ago

    And I wish you will agree to comeback when you’re contacted for the June 2nd friendly match b/w Nigeria and England so that it will be another official debut game for the SE against England! HOW ABOUT THAT??

  • vincent Onuigwe 1 year ago

    we need you back please , come back soon .

  • Gattuso 1 year ago

    Come back Vincent!

  • Edoman, New Jersey, USA. 1 year ago

    We Nigerians everywhere are begging you to come back. You can make it happen again. There is no another you now or in the nearest future. Please, come back.

  • Ibrahim chukwudi 1 year ago

    Just return back to the team

  • prime 1 year ago

    why u come dey tell us?? Since u dont wanna be back keep it to urself!!

  • Okechukwu 1 year ago

    Dear vincent,

    I know the event is still evergreen in your memory. Millions of Nigeria still need you including me. Please forget about the harsh treatment that you received during the reign of the controversial Sunday oliseh. Please coming back will put you ahead of other previous goalies when it comes to history. Please forgive.

  • Imangen Gabriel V. 1 year ago

    Please come back Vincent.Seen you in that post gives us alot of confident even if we re playing against countries like Argentina etc..

  • phillip 1 year ago

    Tannished his name? Aba! the real story is best known to the two of them. How come only you is the judge of the case by passing the verdict on Oliseh? Well everyone is entitle to his opinion. It is still fresh in my memory that no one withdrew Enyeama from the SE but he himself announced his international football retirement. This world sha!