Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has finally ruled out the possibility of including Lille netminder Vincent Enyeama on his 23-player roster for the 2018 World Cup.
The German pointed out that the veteran goalkeeper has been inactive for his French club since the start of this season, a similar status former Netherlands international Winston Bogarde found himself in the last two years of his career at Chelsea.
‘’He is not playing anywhere, so we cannot take players who are not playing,’’ Rohr told reporters at the Aiteo/Nigeria Football Federation Awards on Monday.
‘’We are working hard to have the best of our legs taken to Russia and we don’t have the luxury of naming a player that has not been playing in recent time.
‘’Each time we have a problem, there is always a good answer and I hope it will be the same for the World Cup.
‘’We currently have so many players in camp and we want to continue monitoring them. The most important thing is for them to be in best shape for the Mundial.’’
Enyeama last played for the first team of Lille on April 15, 2017, when he lasted 65th minutes on the pitch against Rennes in the Ligue 1.