Ex-international, Andrew Aikhuomogbe believes there is the need for the Super Eagles technical crew to recall Vincent Enyeama back into the team as a replacement for Carl Ikeme ahead of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.
Ikeme, who has been Super Eagles number one goalkeeper since taking over from Enyeama in 2015, was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last month by Wolves club doctor and has remained a doubt for the team.
However, the former goalkeeper of the senior national team told Soccernet.com.ng that Enyeama remains the only capable hands that could replace Ikeme and expect the Gernot Rohr not to hesitate in recalling him.
“As for me, I don’t think we have any better goalkeeper that can replace Carl Ikeme than Vincent Enyeama in the Super Eagles,” Aikhuomogbe told Soccernet.com.ng
“Besides, I was really worried when I first heard the news considering the fact that the other goalkeepers such as Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Theophilus Afelokhai, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Alampasu don’t possess Ikeme’s quality. At least I have watched them in goal for the team and they don’t seem to impress me.”
“There is nothing wrong if we recall Enyeama considering the fact that he’s experienced and knows the terrain very well. I believe he will be so important for us against Cameroon if Rohr invites him.