No automatic shirt for Enyeama in Super Eagles – Coach

Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama will have to fight his way back to the country’s team should he agree to make an international comeback, says Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu.

Prior to his abrupt retirement in 2015, Enyeama was Nigeria’s undisputed No 1 and skipper.

In the absence of the Lille shot-stopper, the Super Eagles have had to make do with the services of Carl Ikeme, Daniel Akpeyi and most recently, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

Now with Enyeama nearing full fitness and the Eagles through to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a potential return for the 35-year-old can’t be ruled out.

However, he must first prove himself to Agu and the rest of the coaching staff.

“We’re comfortable with our goalkeepers,” maintained Agu was quoted by FCNAIJA on Friday.

“So, should Enyeama return, he will have to fight for his place in the team.

“There will be no automatic shirts for any player.”

Enyeama is yet to feature for Lille this season due to a knee injury he suffered in May.

Should he finally make the comeback, the World Cup in Russia will be his fourth, having represented Nigeria at the 2002, 2010 and 2014s editions.