The Nigeria Football Federation has ruled out trying to persuade goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to return to the Super Eagles.
Enyeama on his Instagram page on Thursday said he had decided to retire from the national team after 13 years of service.
Spokesman for the NFF Ademola Olajire was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying on Thursday, “We heard about his quitting the national team on his Instagram page. If somebody says he is retiring from the national team, what are we going to do, to beg him?
“We don’t know if he is leaving the national team because of his quarrel with the coach (Sunday Oliseh). He just wrote on his Intagram page that he was leaving the national team. So, why should we be finding out whether he left because of the rift?
“The player has gone out of the camp, what do you want us to do. He has left the camp and he did not tell anybody that he was leaving.”
France-based keeper Enyeama quarrelled with Oliseh in Belgium on Tuesday after the Eagles manager decided to the strip him of the team’s captaincy in favour of Ahmed Musa.
Enyeama had reported late to camp for the Eagles’ friendly games against DR Congo and Cameroon, after staying back in Nigeria last weekend to be involved in the burial of his mother in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.