The Super Eagles’ skipper is excited over his nomination for the continent’s best player awards as he banks on votes of Nigerians to win
Nigeria’s captain Vincent Enyeama has expressed optimism at emerging winner of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Player of the Year Awards.
The Lille of France goalkeeper said he was delighted with his double nomination for the players awards of CAF and BBC, but insists he will count on the votes of Nigerians to help him both awards.
“I feel happy about the nominations and I hope and pray to win too,” Enyeama told media in Abuja.
“But that depends on how Nigerians vote for me, if they all vote for me then I stand a chance to win it,” he said.
The former Enyimba shot stopper expressed great believe in he and his teammates’ ability to secure victory at Congo on Saturday.
He refuted claims that his side is scared ahead of their trip of Congo, insisting they are under no pressure to get the maximum points in Pointe Noire.
“The important thing for us as a team is to go to Congo and get a good result. In football there are three results – win, draw or lose. Anything can happen but we want to get the three points at stake.
“No! This is football, we are not under any pressure. It’s football, why should we be under any pressure.
“I mean this is football, you will always make people happy, you will make some sad. This is the reality of life. This is what has happened to us and it has happened.
“This is football, anything can happen. We want it to be our day on Saturday. May God help us. But this is football. What can we do?,” he concluded.
Nigeria needs victory at Congo with at least two goal margin to boost their qualification hopes for the next year biennial tournament.