Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has confessed that he will miss the services of first choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama in this weekend’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in Calabar.

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

The Lille of France goalie was granted Keshi’s permission to stay out of the matches against Congo and South Africa and speaking from the team’s training camp in Calabar, Keshi admitted that Enyeama was central in his  plans to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 tournament, scheduled to hold in Morocco.

“Enyeama is my first-choice goalkeeper. He is a very reliable and fantastic player, who I adore a lot because of his loyalty to the national cause. I will miss him”, said Keshi.

Meanwhile, Former VVV Venlo gaolie, Robin Udegbe, has rued the absence of Vincent Enyeama for the upcoming games.

“I think the coach will find a good solution to replace Enyeama. Both Ejide and Agbim have enough experience to handle such a situation,” Udegbe said.

‘In the end the coach will use the impressions of the training sessions to decide who is the better one.

“Maybe now there is the chance to invite a young future goalkeeper to get some experience.”

The German-Nigerian added: “It is very difficult to replace Vincent Enyeama because he is the best African goalkeeper. But it is a big chance for the other goalkeepers to show their skills as well.

“The national team has to be prepared when Vincent Enyeama is not able to play. The way Vincent Enyeama plays is brilliant. He gives the team a lot of confidence and transmits a unique calmness. Furthermore, he has an excellent left foot and he is very good on the line,” he concluded.


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