by Lekan Olanrewaju
Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has said that the team needs to look beyond his past mistakes and focus on moving forward. The goalie who has been criticised for conceding a last minute goal which helped Malawi equalise in a World Cup qualifier against the Eagles in Blantyre on Saturday, also stated that he would not be surprised if he were asked to leave because of his errors.
“I won’t be surprised if during this period I’m dropped from this team,” Enyeama said, before directing his next comment to his team mates. “Nobody is too big to be asked to go if he’s not measuring up, but I must commend those of us that are here for being very committed not only to qualifying for the World Cup but also the Nations Cup.”
He, from Abuja, enjoined the squad to focus on “pounding” Rwanda in their next game during the Nations Cup qualifiers, instead of brooding on their losses. “We were supposed to win in Malawi and it didn’t happen, that is now in the past,” Enyeama said. “We must forget that and be ready to beat Rwanda silly to qualify for the next Nations Cup.”
“Don’t forget that we failed to qualify for the last Nations Cup and God forbids thunder will not strike twice in our time,” he warned. “That is why I’m begging us to leave issues of last week behind and get ready to pound Rwanda for the Nations Cup.”