Super Eagles’ safe hand, Vincent Enyeama, who has been acting as Eagles captain in place of the off-form Joseph Yobo, has promised to hand over the captain’s band to him should Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations this Sunday in South Africa.
Enyeama said this Wednesday, during the post-match press conference, after Nigeria trounced Mali 4-1 in the semifinal in Durban.
“Yobo is still the captain and God is the source of my saves”, said Enyeama. “I am just acting for him when he is not on the pitch. But when he is on the pitch, he is the leader and captain. Anybody can be captain of the team. In fact, all the players are all captains.
“We all have the same purpose, which is to work together for the team’s good.
“I do not want to take anybody’s position and that is the way it is. Joseph is the captain and if we win the final on Sunday, he will go and pick the Cup as captain.
“He has served Nigeria on a number of occasions and he is the man”, added Enyeama, who made some stunning saves to deny Mali of adding to the lone goal they scored in yesterday’s match.
Enyeama also highlighted the place of God in his task of stopping the balls from going past him into the net.
“As a goalkeeper, I believe so much in God. It is only God who does these things. As the scripture says, the race is not for the swift or the strong but it is the Lord who shows mercy.