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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has stated that the current Super Eagles goalkeepers cannot be like him.

In an interview with ESPN, Enyeama warned Nigerians against using his standards to judge the new goalkeepers like Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho.

The 39-year-old former keeper said:

I support them and the one thing I will say is Nigerians should know they can never get another Vincent Enyeama.

I know that people are judging them by that standard, but there’s only one Vincent Enyeama, only one version of every player.

They will have another great goalkeeper but not Vincent Enyeama. At some point, I was a one-man riot squad standing between the other team and goals, sometimes I will make six, seven, eight, or nine saves in a match.

But I was not always like that, and these young boys can get to that stage too, but only if they get the support from Nigerians and from their coaches.

Enyeama, who retired from international football in 2015, spent 13 years with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, playing  101 matches and featuring in three World Cup finals.

By Amara

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