Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, has hinted of his retirement from the team as he urged the coaches to intensify the search for a suitable replacement for him.
Enyeama, who featured in his 100th game for Nigeria in a friendly against Uganda last Wednesday, said he would love to keep on playing for as long as possible, but admitted he would have to give way to someone else at some point.
Lining up behind Enyeama are Daniel Akpeyi, Rotimi Thomas, Chigozie Agbim, Dele Alampasu and a few others from the domestic league.
“I tell you the truth, I would love to stay as long as possible but at some point you need to let go. You need to let others take over,” the Lille goalkeeper told thenff.com.
“I really wish I can go on forever but I can’t, so Nigeria should start grooming someone to take over from me, and that is what I wish.
“But for now I don’t know how long I can go, so there has to be someone to take over.”
The 32-year old has been Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper since making his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Kenya in 2002.