The last may not have been heard of the row that recently engulfed the Super Eagles camp in Belgiu...
Enyeama sensationally called it quits with the Nigeria national team Thursday morning sayin he was badly treated by Oliseh and that insults were targeted at his late mum.
However, in a new twist Coach Oliseh said Enyeama’s claims were far from the truth.
If you want to retire, do so but don’t drag in somebody or insult people who did nothing,”Oliseh denied reports that he was angry that Enyeama joined the national team camp on Tuesday – a day after the initial deadline for players to report.
Oliseh began in an interview with the Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in Belgium on Friday.
He said the row started when he had a chat with the team and registered his displeasure with the players over their output at the last training session.
Oliseh said while completing his speech, Enyeama raised his hand to speak and he told him he does not want any comment at least now, adding that the goal keeper can air his opinion privately with him afterwards.
“He (Enyeama) wanted to say something; and I said this is not the time for that because we just had a talk on how to improve our game, we will discuss private matters afterwards.
He said no, he wanted to say something and I said no also I don’t want you to say anything now, please sit down we can talk later but he was adamant and he started raising his voice against me,” Oliseh said.
Oliseh continued: “It was then I told him that with all due respect, this is the Super Eagles and I am the coach and we are not going to have two coaches, I am to decide who talks and when… If you refuse to accept what I say, then it is better you go out.He was still adamant and trying to raise his voice. It was then I said it is either you leave or we (the team) leave the room for you.
He refused and then I told him I will order him to be taken out because he was even stopping his teammates from having their dinner,” Oliseh said.
The Eagles Coach said it was then other players like Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and Ahmed Musa intervened and helped Enyeama out of the room.
Oliseh also said he offered the goalkeeper the choice of going back home as he was already causing a distraction to his team.
The Super Eagles Coach maintained that the subject of Enyeama’s late mum never arose during the argument.
He said it was “insane” for someone to lie about an event that happened in front of as much as 19 witnesses.
Going forward, Oliseh said he had no grudge against Enyeama adding that the shot stopper has the right to retire from national team football if he feels it is the best decision for him.
Source: Premium Times