Ikeme: Shorunmu warns Rohr over Enyeama
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu says Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr should not get stampeded into any hasty decisions on Carl Ikeme’s replacement in the national team.
Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia on Thursday.
As the 31-year-old Nigeria first choice keeper faces a long spell out as he fights the disease, his replacement in the Eagles has become the subject of heated debate in town. And former Eagles’ goalkeeping coach Shorunmu warns Rohr he should be very careful while making his decisions on the issue. The 2000 Africa Cup of Nations silver medallist believes keepers Daniel Akpeyi, Dele Alampasu and IkechukwuEzenwa are good enough for starting roles in the Eagles.
Shorunmu said former team’s first choice Vincent Enyeama should not be pressured to come out of his international retirement, saying the unsettled Lille custodian should be allowed to decide if he wants to return to the national team
Report by Miyen Akiri