By Augustine Akhilomen
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr admitted it will be difficult for Vincent Enyeama to make a return to the squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup following his inactivity at the club level.
Enyeama who is Nigeria’s most capped player quit international football in 2015 following a bitter row with the former handler of the side Sunday Oliseh.
He has been lined up for a return to the team due to the unavailability of current first choice Carl Ikeme over health issues.
He is however yet to feature for French club Lille this season which has prompted Rohr to reconsider his decision
“For Vincent Enyeama it is difficult at the moment because he has not played for his club this season,” stated Rohr while responding to questions on the veteran goalkeeper availability for the World Cup.
“It’s the same with Dele Alampasu who has also not been active at club level. It will be difficult for the two of them to make the squad for the World Cup.
” But we have other good goalkeepers like Uzoho (Francis) who came on in the friendly against Argentina and did well.
“I’m sure we will find a way around it and have good goalkeepers in Russia.”
The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group D along with two-time World champions Argentina, Croatia and debutants Iceland for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The West Africans will open their campaign against Croatia on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.