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Vincent Enyeama: I can play for Akwa United FC

Former Super Eagles first choice goalkepeer Vincent Enyeama has declared he is open to playing in the NPFL for free with hometown club Akwa United FC .


Vincent Enyeama made this disclosure on Tuesday 30th August 2022 when he featured on ” Mid-Morning Sports Show ” with veteran broadcaster George Iniabasi Essien ( A.k.a Mighty George ) and the Comfort 95.1fm sports crew from his base in France .


Enyeama who turned 40 on Monday August 29 , also shared his thoughts on the NFF elective congress on 30th September to elective a new NFF board .


Enyeama said ” I have stopped playing football (actively) but I’m still traning , I’m still very fit to play . I am so tempted to go back to playing because it is so boring staying at home .


” I am not looking at playing for the National team because they are better Keepers than me at the moment. Even if it means playing for a local team (In France ) for free .

Day Vincent Enyeama visited the Super Eagles camp in 2019. Photo Credit: ModoVictor

” If i am in Nigeria and Akwa United FC needs a goalkepeer . I’m not talking about playing for money . If Akwa United FC need a goalkepeer for let’s say 4-5 months , I will play for free . ” The former Lille Shot-Stopper said .


Vincent Enyeama has been away from football since 2018 when he left French Ligue One side Lille OSC . The 101 cap Nigerian International however disclosed he has been training privately at home . A routine he has found ” Boring “.


” It’s difficult to be training alone at home when you know you can still be out thereĀ  doing the thing , so i can play for free , it’s nothing . ”


Enyeama’s Super Eagles teammate Ogenyi Onazi earlier this week completed a move to Italian Serie D side and the France based shots stopper supports his decision though he believes a deal in a competitive league back home would been better .


” It is better to be playing than to stay at home. If his decision is to play in the Serie D , i support him though i would have him play competitive football back home but since he has chosen the Serie D , I support him .” Enyeama opined .


In 2020 , Enyeama was appointed as one of the goalkepeer trainer at French National 3 side Iris Club De Croix . Enyeama Sportsration understands is currently doing his Coaching badges in view of a possible managerial shot .

Vincent Enyeama training youngsters at Irish Club De Croix.

When asked by one of the presenters Monday Thomas about a possible place in the Super Eagles coaching crew , Enyeama declared he will never say no to Nigeria .


” Yes (to a Super Eagles coaching job ) . I have always said it , I will never say no to Nigeria . ” The 2013 AFCON Winner stated .


On the NFF elections , Vincent Enyeama declared his support for the Ex-players in the presidential race to succeed Amaju Pinnick who he believes has done a great job for Nigerian football .


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