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Vincent Enyeama ready to leave Israel

Posted: 24 June 2010 Time: 2:27 pm

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says he does not expect to stay in Israel after a superlative World Cup performance that saw him win two Man of the Match awards.

Enyeama, who has one year left to run on his contract with Israeli champions Hapoel Tel Aviv, says he expects things to move quickly within the next week.

"I expect to hear something in a week's time," he told KickOffNigeria.com as the Super Eagles headed for home from South Africa after a dismal performance in which he came out as the brightest star.

"It is a normal thing. We all want to make progress in life. So it is natural for me to want to get a move to somewhere else."

A slew of clubs have reportedly been on the queue to sign him up, but the Nigerian says he is not aware of any interest of yet.

"I turned my phone off during the World Cup because I did not want to be distracted from representing my country. So I have not heard anything. Now, I just want to go home and spend time with my family so we can all thank God for what he has done for us. Then I have to go back to Hapoel to prepare for the Champions League qualifiers and we will see what happens."

Enyeama was offered an extension by Hapoel before the World Cup, but turned it down, and says he has no particular preference on which country he would like to move to.

"I just want a good league where I can face the very best players in the world every week."

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 02:37 pm
Good talk Enyeama after the champion league you can decide were to go and face best players in the world.
Akwaowo
posted: 02:39 pm
Enyeama, the best goalkeeper in Africa should not stay in Israel one day longer than necessary. All the other players excepting maybe Haruna (inexperience), Uche (goals) and Shittu (fighting spirit) should refund their allowances and return to learn how to play soccer with the Nigerian fighting spirit
Akwaowo
posted: 02:44 pm
KONm please reprogram your tools: why should it be asterixing people's names and words just because you could spell some other less respectable words from them. Shittu is somebody's name and not ****tu!
Don KELE
posted: 02:56 pm
i read yestyday dat ENYEAMA is top of a.r.sen wengers wish list,we all wish u gud luck in ur career. only if dis s t u pid mallams in d glass house will kip politics aside and bring in a coach dat will bring out d best in u,all wat dey are inerested is 2 enich demselves and marry 4 wives wit tax payers money. Mallams pls leave our soccer alone, no northerner shld ever hold any post in NFF......THE BEST IS YET 2 COME
DIGBO
posted: 03:01 pm
Nice one.
Don KELE
posted: 03:02 pm
KICK OFF NA WETIN NAAAAAA,WHY UNA DEY DELETE MA COMMENTS?????????
Anonymous
posted: 03:14 pm
Sorry vincent, you had a good outing in south africa. it's just that some useless players like afolabi who coursed the first goal and yakubu who missed the wining goal that lead to your early exit in sa. Take heart.
Anonymous
posted: 03:23 pm
Government to disband Eagles
By Adekunle Salami, Johannesburg
Thursday, 24 Jun 2010


A dejected goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama leans on the goalpost after the Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Greece on Thursday at the World Cup in South Africa

The Super Eagles squad that crashed out of the ongoing World Cup in South Africa will be disbanded any moment from now.



Nigeria lost 1-0 to Argentina in their opening game of Group B on June 12, followed by another 2-1 defeat to Greece. On Tuesday the team drew 2-2 with South Korea and eventually crashed of the tournament.



Authoritative sources close to the National Sports Commission told our correspondent in Johannesburg on Wednesday that the NSC had concluded arrangements to disband the squad. According to our sources, some of the big names will be sent packing while only the young and dedicated ones will be retained.



It was learnt that the body would meet with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation on the development.



Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is being tipped to lead the new-look Eagles that will comprise home-based players and players from the national age-limit teams.



The government is not happy with the performance of the national team at the first World Cup to be hosted in Africa and has decided to act.



Our correspondent learnt that the NSC would encourage the NFF to retain coach Lars Lagerback to enable the country to build a formidable team.


FlyingEagles
posted: 03:25 pm
Shittu is a fighter but APAM is better than him.
Anonymous
posted: 03:58 pm
ONE QUESTION REMAIN UNANSWER:WHY DID LARS PREFER YAKUBU AHEAD OF MARTINS EVEN WHEN WE LOST 2 GAMES IN A ROW?
Anonymous
posted: 04:16 pm
Nigerians put their trust in Lager beer who couldnt qualify his native country,to the world cup.Then dumped Amodu who qualified them.What stupity!Are you forumites ,most of whom called for the head of Amodu,telling me that leading Nigeria to a first round exit is something Amodu couldnt do?Are you saying that Amodu couldnt have gotten one point against Korea?Is this one point the reason you have to pay Lager back $1,500,000 for just 3 months or so? This is stupity of the highest order.
All those foromites who supported this stance are idiots to the zenith degree.
Anonymous
posted: 04:42 pm
Yo team is going to play in the Champions League! Why do u wait a bit than joining a team dat is not going to participate in the Champions League
Anonymous
posted: 04:42 pm
I think by now,Nff would have learnt there lesson.this what happan to nigeria in 2002 world cup.amodu qauilfy nigeria to korea japan yet he was sack and replace wit festus onigbede,we all saw the outcome.this repeat itself 2010.the luck go against the eagles again.when someone is cheated the is always the outcome.they promised him amodu to get to semi final of nations cup,which he did.the white coach might have the tactics,what about the luck and continuty of the team amodu prepare.what a bad way for nigeria to learn her lesson.i wished coach amodu good luck
danarchy -is- back
posted: 05:16 pm
I Don't understand why everyone is geting things mixed up over Yakubu,
this guy did not miss any goal...He just kicked away the ball that was aiming into the net.....

Its a shame that every one is now complaining about lager back... i remmenber when i was the dark sheep of the forum after insisting that a coach that could not qualify his country to world cup should not use nigeria as a rehablitation ground...

Infact i was blacklisted since then from commenting here until re-instated on the eve of the nigerian last game...

nff fooled some of u(not me) into reasoning with them just because of the commission that may accrue to them in a new deal which amodu could not present them.

I can bet on any thing that any how, any where, with any method...Amodu would have qualified us from this cheap group in the mundial whether playing well or not(afterall his team plays better than that of the special one).......at least england managed to qualify despite poor play and their fans appreciate that unlike playing arsenal football and loosing like Nigeria...

if maradona that was mauled wait for it...6-1!!! by bolivia could qualify with 9 points after their country kept faith with him for continuity sake.... why could't we....80% of greece players play in greece but we did not consider any one in that country good enough to represent us.. yet we were humbled by them...

as far as am concern argentina beat us 5-0 but for enyeama.. .

Lagerback gave Ngr the worst african display...compared to algeria's fine display against england,... cameroon late rally....or south africa fintness....we all know the under 21 boys of ghana still remains the best.. yet Lagerback collected 50m from us and anhiliated our global reputation....

same mistake we made with berti vogts...(i cried bitter about it)

same with multivitamin after Shaibu laboured to qualify us fom where a certain bonfere jo left us ....(i made serious refernce to this and was blacklisted thereafter).....if only some one would listen then.

Now after the world cup we are dropping to 40 on the rankings where amodu picked us from to 15...(racism in disguised)

am really bleading tears....

PLS way forward ...sack lagerback now... give siasia 5 years contract... make kanu assistant coach/player stand by them and in 2014 we will all smile....

danarchy
danarchy -is- back
posted: 05:28 pm
On the eve of the last match i questioned kanu inclusion via this forumn but was told he will slow down the game...how can you slow down a running man when u ur self cannot run..just because he told the coach he should play lager back left the fastest players on the bench...(martins and osaze b/c he queried his non inclusion in the previous match).... and fielded dull kanu and fat yakubu....the koreans were running through our midfied like hot knife on butter....there by putting pressure on the defence to conceed needless freekicks.. when martins(faster than them entered) the presure reversed and we had 8 shots at goal in 15 mins. if he had started we would have pressured them till we win. . . and u tell me ne is better than siasia or amodu that was U-N-B-E-A-T-E-N through out the qualifiers conceeding in only 3 out of 12 games....

there is no way he would not have qualified us from this cheap group even if it is with mourinho's pattern...

I bleed tears for nigerian soccer....

if any african country had thye kind of local coach we have .. they will never seek for a foreigner...

... danarchy is back
Anonymous
posted: 06:21 pm
join us on 'LARS LAGERBACK MUST STAY' on facebook
Anonymous
posted: 06:23 pm
Good Luck in the future, you proved that you are a world class keeper. History repeats its self. Shade of 2002.
Super Green
posted: 06:49 pm
You are useful with high shots, crosses etc. but are poor when the ball is kept low, the Greeks proved it.
Hammer a few shots straight at you along the ground and you are very average.
Anonymous
posted: 07:30 pm
Superlative Vincent Enyeama, I have always believed in you and know very well that the sky is the limit for you, I see many more years of success coming from you and wish you the very best.


God bless Nigeria
Anonymous
posted: 07:39 pm
Superlative Vincent Enyeama, I have always believed in you and know very well that the sky is the limit for you, I see many more years of success coming from you and wish you the very best.
@Naira native appreciate the good things you have and stop being jealous of a man who saved your country from conceeding highest numbers of goals, moreover, how am I sure you are a true Nigwerian and not all those jealous aliens claiming to be Nigerian by names there-by insulting us. Shame on you and appreciate good thing, after-on Super Enyeama has been the best of all the goalkeepers in the first two matches and till date.


God bless Nigeria
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