Emmanuel Emenike earlier today announced his retirement from international football via instagram just days after his teammate Enyeama did the same thing. He had played 31 games and scored 16 goals for the super eagles.
There is no confirmation, but rumors swirling have it that this came about as a result of Sunday Oliseh giving him a harsh dressing down after the game against Cameroon.
Nigerians… as we always do have had reactions to this news, and it’s pretty mixed:
Heard Emenike was given a verbal dressdown by Oliseh who also told him,the game VS Cameroun was his last chance to impress
— Mr. Mowiz (@guysly2much) October 20, 2015
Sunday Oliseh – Coach or Troublemaker??
— High Chief Ifeanyi (@IamDavidSkillz) October 20, 2015
If there is one thing am certain sunday oliseh can help our football with, is that the old faces will surely retire.
— MYC™ (@5nBOI) October 20, 2015
Lol. Emmanuel Emenike says he's 28. TWENTY. EIGHT. ogụ na asato pic.twitter.com/kSdrheJjUI
— Kobi snr. (@Mhagayr) October 20, 2015
One of my FAV Nigerian strikers … Enjoy your retirement Emmanuel Emenike. Thanks for AFCON 2013 pic.twitter.com/rEL4WqgQSL
— Omo Jesu (@tosinadeda) October 20, 2015
These players don't even have love for their country, no passion, nothing. Emmanuel Emenike can go to hell.
— IG: QweenFay (@QweenFay) October 20, 2015
Emmanuel Emenike retires from int'l football. One might be tempted to think this rash of Instagram announcements is a marketing ploy.
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) October 19, 2015
…one Emmanuel Emenike has decided to retire from the Super Eagels via Instagram. He thanks everyone & says it was for peace. Na wa oo!
— Emmanuel Etim (@Emiearth) October 19, 2015
Emmanuel Emenike retires???…what is happenin??…hope @SundayOoliseh isnt behind this one?
— Enoho Emeje (@EnohoEmeje) October 19, 2015
Emmanuel Emenike retired from Nigerian duty, his loss. Call up Kelechi Iheanacho and Success Issac.
— Sex Fàbregas (@Nigerianscamsss) October 19, 2015