Footballer Emmanuel Emenike who announced his retirement from the Super Eagles on 19th October have come out to discredit claims, reaffirming that his resignation is an independent decision devoid of any influence from the Super Eagles coach, Oliseh or anybody else. While speaking to African Football, he said:
I have absolutely nothing against the coach (Oliseh). As for me, I still remain loyal to coach Sunday Oliseh and I want to believe he understands my decision. My decision has nothing to do with the coach, who is a brave man, a technically sound person, my decision has nothing to go against his vision for the Super Eagles. Me out of the team will equally ease pressure on the coach and it will enable the younger players to fight harder for the team.
Nigeria have produced lots of talented goal poacher like Julius Aghahowa, Victor Agali, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Samuel Okwaraji, Obafemi Martins, Ike Uche, Rashidi Yekini just to mention a few. I believe with God on our side, the team will fly higher without Emenike, I will be glad to see them qualify for both the AFCON and World Cup in 2018. We have lots of good players in the team and more are still coming in to contribute, so I believe the team will get better and stronger as time goes on. The team will be great under Oliseh.