Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama made his 100th appearance for Nigeria as the Super Eagles fell 1-0 to Uganda in Uyo in a friendly on Wednesday night.
The special day for the 32-year-old was somewhat spoiled by Faruku Miya scoring an 81st-minute winner for Uganda againstthe 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champions, who are rebuilding after failing to qualify for the 2015 edition.
Enyeama said: “It was a great disappointment to lose against Uganda on this auspicious day that marked my 100 caps in the colours of the Super Eagles. There was prestige at stake in the game and the innermost desire to maintain a clean sheet on this special day in my life.”
The LOSC shot-stopper has been a mainstay for his country since making his international debut in 2002 and captained Nigeria to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations glory. He told supersport.com: “I must say a big thank you to Nigerians, including those in the Diaspora, for believing in me in the past 13 years. I want to say I love them all.”
“I’ve to stop playing for the nation at some point”
At some point, however, Enyeama will retire from the international game to focus on club commitments: “I’ve to stop playing for the nation at some point and concentrate fully on club football but I’ll sit down with the coaches to sort out things before a decision is made. I can’t play football actively forever. At the right time a decision will be taken on my Eagles future.”