Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said it is a disgrace that previous players like Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, and Nwankwo Kanu, didn’t play something like 100 counterparts for the public team.
In the seventy years history of worldwide football, just two players have a hundred years of covers for the senior public group – Enyeama and Joseph Yobo.
Okocha has just 73 covers, Rufai brags of only 65 appearances, while Kanu amassed 86 caps.
Enyeama told ESPN: “100 covers isn’t anything. I think it is a disgrace that we have just two players that have played for Nigeria up to 100 times.
“It is a major disgrace in light of the fact that with the quality we have in Nigeria, we ought to have more. That shows that there is an absence of coherence, consistency, responsibility with respect to the players and management.
“Look at other top football nations; you will track down that large numbers of their players, dynamic and resigned, have in excess of 100 caps.
“But we have major parts in Nigeria playing 10 to 15 years and still don’t get up to 100 covers on the grounds that these mentors come in and change players all the time.
“Players like Jay (Okocha), Peter Rufai, Kanu have the right to have in excess of 100 covers. It is miserable that Mikel couldn’t get up to 100 since he was exceptionally near it. Going ahead, we need to improve. We need more players to get there.”
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