Thursday, 17 January 2013

I will strip to my shorts if we become AFCON champions” – Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles goal-keeper is excited about the 18th Africa Cup of Nations billed to hold from 19 January to 10 February in South Africa.
Enyeama, who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv, on loan from Lille OSC, said that the joy of his team’s victory at the tournament will propel him to go half naked after the final match.
“It will be a dream come true and I am certain I will strip to my shorts. Yes, let everyone hear it that I will strip to my shorts if we are champions,” said the former Enyimba and Iwuanyanwu Nationale shot stopper.
Enyeama who is a two time African champion said he hopes to continue his football career till he reaches 40 years old.
“I aim to keep playing until am 40 years old. If possible I wish to play till I am 42. I work hard and I am focused. I know that if I do as little as I did today (he spoke to after the Super Eagles’ victory over Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam) in more matches then I can easily play that long.”
Enyeama said that he likes to take one match after the other and was under no pressure to deliver the trophy to Nigeria again since 1994. “Personally, I do not think we are looking at the trophy for now. We want to win the first game, then the next and then the one after that,” he said.
“Nigerians should have faith in us, believe the best of us and pray for us. It is not beyond our abilities to win the competition with God on our side” Enyeama concludes.
Enyeama has been very consistent since he became Nigeria’s undisputed first choice goal-keeper just after the 2002 World Cup in Japan/South Korea.
He was in the teams that played at the 2004 to 2010 tournaments where the country got to the semifinals in all but the ’08 tournament where incidentally, Austin Ejide was Berti Vogts first choice.
Enyeama regained his place after Vogts departure and was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the 2010 World Cup.
Lets see if he keeps he word to strip as we hope Nigeria takes that cup.
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