Considering all Nigeria’s goal keeper, including Emmanuel Okala, Best Ogedegbe, Peter Rufai, Aloy Agu, etc., ENYEAMA IS OUR BEST GOALIE EVER.
Yes, Emmanuel Okala was the first ever AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR in 1978. Well, Enyeama has not won it but while Okala could only win the African Cup Winners’ Cup with Rangers, Enyeama won the African Champion, African Cup Winners’ Champions League twice with Enyimba Football Club and won the Nations cup and qualified us for two world cup, winning Man of The Match on a number of occasions.
Best Ogedegbe only has 1980 Nations cup as achievement, while Peter Rufai has 1994 Nations cup. Peter did not qualify us for any world cup nor was he Man Of The Match in any match either in Nations cup or world cup.
Enyeama is the MOST CAPPED NIGERIAN PLAYER EVER.
Enyeama is the first Nigerian to win PLAYER OF THE YEAR in any foreign league.
Enyeama has won BEST GOAL KEEPER IN AFRICA award severally.
Enyeama is the FIRST NIGERIAN GOALIE TO TRULY BE A NUMBER ONE IN A FOREIGN CLUB.
All of the Peter Rufai and Aloy Agu and Agbonavbare, etc., spend more time as reserve goalies than as number one in their respective clubs.
Enyeama has a Champions league goal, only keeper to be his club official penalty kicker.
Enyeama took his weak club in Israel to Israel League Title.
During the 2013–14 Ligue 1 season, club manager René Girard picked Enyeama as his first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Steeve Elana, who had been the first-choice goalkeeper when Rudi Garcia was the club manager. With the help of his two centre-backs, Marko Baša and Simon Kjær, Enyeama kept 11 consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 matches during the first half of the season.
On 8 December 2013, Enyeama finally conceded a goal after playing 1,062 minutes of Ligue 1 football in an away match against Bordeaux, during which he was beaten by Landry N’Guémo’s deflected strike in the 27th minute. He thus came within 114 minutes of equaling Gaëtan Huard’s Ligue 1 goalkeeping record, set in 1993, of playing 1,176 minutes without conceding a goal.
Enyeama’s battles with Messi is legendary. Go on Youtube.
So a goalkeeper that gave us the elusive African Champions league, qualified us twice for the world cup and equaled the 1994 team record of second rounds and and African Nations cup wins, a keeper that almost broke French clean slate record and so so many other achievements, WHILE NEVER INSULTING A FELLOW PLAYER, INSULTING A COACH, COMING LATE TO CAMP, ETC can be so treated by Oliseh?
Oliseh was a fantastic footballer. However, we must remember he abandoned Nigeria in a world cup year, fought senior players like Keshi and Siasia and felt Onigbinde was too small to coach him. Oliseh it was that elbowed a fellow teammate in Borussia Dortmund and was sanctioned. Today same Oliseh maltreats an Enyeama who JUST BURIED HIS MOTHER?
Oliseh who was smiling with Maradona as the game was going. It is what made Maradona to rush pass to Carnegia which resulted in a goal conceded by Peter Rufai. If it was how Enyeama smiled with Messi, then Messi would have scored about 10 world cup goals against teams in two matches.
Please tell Oliseh that he can not damage Enyeama’s reputation. Enyeama has more discipline and patriotism in his small toe than Oliseh in his entire body and car boot.