Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Sunday Oliseh has ruled out team Captain Sunday Oliseh out of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against host Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.

“I have to say it clearly here that Vincent Enyema is out of the Tanzania game. That is how it is for now”, Oliseh disclosed.

Oliseh was particularly not happy with the late withdrawal of the team captain who is also the first choice goalkeeper of the team. He would be relying on Wolves England goalkeeper Karl Ikeme to be in action in the match against Tanzania.

“Like I promised you from the onset it’s going to be clarity and no hiding anything from you guys (sports journalists). The player  asked to be withdrawn from this game. That is he asked to be excused from this game for the reasons whatever I don’t know. Maybe you will have to ask him personally what the reasons were.

“But what I can take on this is that the late withdrawal (from the game by Vincent Enyeama) has put me in a very tight situation. I must confess that, like I made it clear from the onset the task ahead of us is a very difficult one. We are practically starting the team from  scratch. It is not really pleasant but that is life and we have to move on.

“With all due respect Vincent  Enyeama is very classy goalkeeper, but as I said he has put us in a complicated situation but then again let me ask a question what happens if our best players fall sick the night before the match should Nigeria withdraw from the match? Also it is not a sign of respect to my other players because one person is not there then the team will fumble. So, we have to move on we have to respect the decision of the player, he withdrew himself not to come so we have to cope with it”, Oliseh said.

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