Why I didn’t apply for Super Eagles job – Enyeama

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has explained why he chose not to apply for the head coaching position of the national team.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not yet announced a permanent replacement for Jose Peseiro since his departure as the Super Eagles head coach after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in February.

The former Lille shot-stopper, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever on the African continent, mentioned two reasons for his decision not to vie for the role.

Speaking in an interview with Afrik-Foot, the 41-year-old revealed that since retiring from football, he has moved to his hotel business.

His words: “No, no, no. It’s not that I am not interested; it’s just that I am not certified,” Enyeama said.

“For you to be able to coach the Super Eagles, you must be certified. That’s the minimum standard.

“That’s the number one reason, and the fact that I have been very busy developing and managing my hotel has taken a lot of my attention, and that business is the most important thing for me now.

“So football is like number two for me now, unless just one day the Nigeria Football Federation says, ‘Please come and share your wealth of experience in this area with these players,’ then it becomes a different thing altogether.

“For now, I have to wait until I get the necessary certificate before I can say this is where I want to coach or the area where I can support the national teams.”