Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, has said the return of retired captain of the team, Vincent Enyeama, is a good thing.
Agu said with the former captain returning to fitness after a six-month injury layoff, will spur competition among current crop of goalkeepers in the national team.
Enyeama has been out for six months due to injury with his fitness issues coinciding with a decision by his club, Lille’s new manager, Marcelo Bielsa, to axe him from the team main squad, but the Argentine gaffer has apparently had a change of heart on the issue.
Bielsa handed Enyeama a lifeline by allowing him back in training with the main team, and Agu said he hopes he returns to his best soon.
“Enyeama’s return is a good thing for him and also the Super Eagles,” he said.
“Nigeria need the best at every point in time and if he decides to return to the national team, it is going to be a welcome development.
“We have so many good goalkeepers competing for space in the team ahead of the World Cup, so Enyeama will surely bring more competition into the team.
“He will come like every other players to fight for a place in the team. If he shows that he is the best, then he will be in goal, but if another goalie proves better, of course such person will take over.”
Speaking further, Agu said for Enyeama to return to the team, he would have to return first to action with Lille before thinking of getting invitation to the Super Eagles.
He advised the player to work hard and remain focus so as to regain full fitness as there is a long time before the World Cup in Russia next year.