Why I remove Enyeama as Super Eagles Captain – Oliseh shares reasons

The dramatis personae in what has become known as the show of shame of Belgium have been speaking on their actions even as they put aside their differences to confront Congo in a friendly match today in Belgium.

Gaffer Sunday Oliseh who described the altercation as a normal disagreement in a family, however, has explained his actions of stripping first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of the Eagles captain’s band and handing it over to CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa.

Speaking on Brila radio, Oliseh said that the storm was over but insisted that Musa, the man who takes over as captain of Eagles have all the qualities of a good captain. See Excerpts:

‘’I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain’’, Oliseh said.

When you have a new government like our honourable president just came in, he’s picked his ministers. And you have your philosophy and you have your way of working.

“As a coach I have looked at the team and I have looked at Nigeria going forward. We need a captain who will think of staying with Nigeria for several years to come, who is regularly in the front. And Ahmed Musa did a great job for us in Tanzania under very difficult circumstance. He is a very responsible player and he is the captain of the team. So he is the captain of the team, there is no question of a tussle.

“The fact that I would like to have somebody (as captain) who is thinking of playing now and not somebody who is preparing for retirement or thinking of life after-football. And I think it’s time we had peace and quiet around the Super Eagles. That is why I am glad that most of the players here are finding ways to work as a team because I get the feeling now that they are aware that they are representing 170 million people’’, Oliseh said on Brila. He explained that the camp was in good mood ahead of today’s match. ‘’The players have shown their desire and we are working on stringing them together. It is unfortunate that the home-based players are yet to be given visas but we are hopeful that they will be here for the second match against Cameroon on Sunday’’



  1. Reward you get after working for Nigeria is humiliation. I am sorry for those that still have faith in One Nigeria. No one will remember him again but they will remember thieves those evil politicians that stealing public fund.

  2. Super eagles should be disbanded before they send some nigerians to their grave with BP.

    They need 5yrs to scout for new talented players nd possibly build another Atlanta team..

  3. Right from the day Oliseh was named as coach of super eagle i know there wont be peace in that squad again cos same Oliseh was responsible for splinting the team all bcos Okocha was made the captain. For Christ sake this man just lost his mother and there is no empathy from the coach but to strip him of his tittle and humiliate him for coming late to camp regardless of his past effort in serving his father land.

  4. still want to say this again, you days are numbers. and the question i want to ask you yourself Mr. oliseh are u discipline yourself? i rest my case.

  5. Oliseh is stupidd! A man that buried his mum on weekend and tried making it to camp on Monday and you are misbehaving? So you expected him to leave the burial and rush to camp because you are playing heavenly cup? When you were captain were u not about retiring? I don’t blame you, ask Siasia what arrogance cost him in that team. They are adults not babies. As a matter of fact enyeama deserves more respect than you gave him. He has played for 13years as an Eagle, with 101caps so far. I smell jealousy.

  6. Olise is one of those power drunk idiots as we see in some of our politicians who has no respect for hard labor nd culture. He sure must die for his mother or/and father to bury, since he has no respect for culture.he had never been discipline nd can never be. IDIOTIC. FOOL

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