Ikpeba: Super Eagles Need Enyeama At 2018 World Cup

Ikpeba: Super Eagles Need Enyeama At 2018 World Cup

By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles forward Victor Ikpeba has made a call for Vincent Enyeama to be recalled to the national team after the goalkeeper made his first appearance in over seven months, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Enyeama, who quit the senior national team in 2015 after a spat with former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh, returned to action for Lille’s U-18 side in a fourth tier league game last Saturday.

He had been out due to a serious injury since April.

“This will be the fifth time Nigeria will face Argentina at the World Cup, we need Enyeama to fill that void in the goalkeeping department where there seems to be a bit of worry,” Ikpeba told Completesportsnigeria.com.

The trio of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Francis Uzoho have not totally convinced the coaching staff of the Super Eagles.

“He is back playing again and I believe his sharpness will return in no time,” Ikpeba added.

“We should not get carried away by the win over Argentina in the friendly in Krasnodar. Our opening match is against Croatia so we stand a chance of getting through to the next round if our defence is well covered.”

Nigeria will face Croatia in at the Kaliningrad Stadium in their opening Group D game on June 16th, Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on June 22nd and finally Argentina in their final group game on the 26th of June at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.


  • Ok we don hear, even as him no get fitness ?

  • On point. Please help me to beg him to return back to the Super Eagle squad. I know say na wetin Sunday olishe bin dey look for.

  • Do you mean the Lille under 18 goal keeper or which of the Enyeama.

  • We need one or 2 expeeiecedy players. Maybe enyeama maybe Martins. Mikel can’t do the talking alone. World cup no be nations cup o.

  • Welcome bk home

  • On point ikpeba, but don’t think enyeama will come back

    • He will be fit before world cup proper, if he get more playing time,…his experience will Rilly count even though he did not feature, his talks and advice to the younger player will help the team

  • I will want to advice those advocating for the return of Enyeama to tell Enyeama to fight himself black to the senior team. I mean into the senior team even if on the bench. He cannot come into the Eagles by playing with just the u-18 or u-23 and come to displace already established keepers like Ezenwa and Akpeyi. Things are not done like that. He is a good keeper but if he is not good enough for Lille senior team, he is not good enough for the Nigerian national team.

  • Inyang U 1 year ago

    Enyeama pls come and help. Your country need you most now. Rohr just invite him back now.

  • Tony Iloka 1 year ago

    He should not be forced or pressurized to come back. He should come back at his own volition.

  • So if Enyeama go meet God today, nobody go keep for us again?

  • Samuel Paul akpan 1 year ago

    The Super Eagles need him in dressing room.

  • Forget Enyeama pls let him be

  • Let him come back and denied Messi again

  • If we need him,.definitely not in the field of play,.he can help in training ground

  • Old keeper tell him to relax

  • Oga that’s u r telling us that u can as we’ll come back to super eagles

  • We don’t need him again….. He is too old for the current sets of players

  • Tell me your commission victor!