Nigeria’s international Vincent Enyeama has disclosed he never got any letter from the Nigeria Football Federation inviting him to any disciplinary hearing in Abuja.
The 32-year-old Super Eagles goalkeeper, who did not show up on Tuesday to explain his remark against the NFF’s choice of Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, for the Eagles 2017 AFCON qualifier against Chad on June 13, said he was not notified officially by the NFF, saying he only heard of the invitation through the media.
“I was told to apologise for my comments, which I did immediately and they told me that’s fine,” Enyeama toldBBC Sport.
“Personally, as it was resolved in-house, I thought that was the end of the matter. I only received a letter, cautioning me about it [my comment] and to avoid a repeat of such.
“But I only found out about a disciplinary hearing in the media but I didn’t get any letter to that effect,” he explained.
“As the captain I only raised our concerns about the venue before our game which didn’t go down well with the football authority.
Enyeama could face a lengthy ban for his comment, which the NFF feels is against the code of conduct signed by the players as well as his failure to attend Tuesday’s hearing.