Emmanuel Emenike Sunday Oliseh surprised with striker’s resignation

Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he had no problem with the striker and has tried to reach out to him

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Emmanuel Emenike play Emmanuel Emenike has quit the Super Eagles (Twitter)
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Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he is shocked with the news of Emmanuel Emenike’s resignation from the national team.

Emenike who players for Al Ain of Dubai took to his Instagram on Tuesday, October 21, 2015 to announce his resignation from the Super Eagles.

Read: NFF not aware of Emenike's retirement

After five great years, I am happy to announce that I have put a full stop to my national team career for the sake of national peace,” part of the striker’s statement read on Instagram.

Sunday Oliseh play Sunday Oliseh says he's surprised by Emenike's decision to retire (NFF)


It is thought that the striker fell out with Oliseh and was set to be left out of the Super Eagles squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland.

Oliseh however has revealed that he had no problem with the striker.

Read: Sunday Oliseh not responsible for Emenike's resignation

I’ve called him twice immediately I heard this. Lately there’s been a lot of lies on social media regards me and the team,” Oliseh is quoted to say by Football Live.

So when I heard this the first thing I did was to confirm; so I called him twice yesterday and am still expecting a return call.”

  play Emmanuel Emenike and John Obi Mikel in training (Twitter/NFF)


Speaking to ace Nigerian sports journalist, Colin Udoh earlier, Oliseh has revealed that he is not the reason Emenike resigned from the national team.

Oliseh even blasted reports that emerged earlier that he was set to drop the striker from Nigeria's 2018 World Cup qualifiers in November.

Read: Senior players to quit Super Eagles too

"I don't know where they got that information from, as my coaches and I had not even discussed the coming squad yet," Oliseh told Udoh.

"Our focus for now has been on the CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso. It is only after that is out of the way that we planned to decide on the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland."

Watch this Sunday Oliseh video, below:

Sunday Oliseh gives periodic update of Super Eagles situation

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