"We say it like it is"

Ex-Super Eagles striker replies Sunday Oliseh

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CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has responded Sunday Oliseh through the social media

Emenike brake into the squad for Nigeria in 2010 making his first appearance for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Sierra Leone. Then he registered his first goal when his nation(Nigeria) were up against Argentina in a Friendly in August 2011.

Emenike scored his second in the color of Nigeria 2013 during the African Cup of Nations which was held in South Africa, where they finished the campaign as the run-up. He managed to score 4(Three) goals and 1(one) assist in Five games and finished as Top-Joint scorer with Mubarak Wakaso(Ghana) who scored 4 goals.

Unfortunately Emenike did not play in the finals after suffering a thigh muscle tear on the right leg during the semi-final against Mali, his space taken by Sunday Mba who scored the winning goal for Nigeria to secure their 3rd AFCON title. Emenike shared the golden boot with Wakaso after finished the tournament as top scorers.

After two years of the tournament with Super-Eagles, Emenike announced his retirement from international stage at the age of 28. There were reports suggesting that Sunday Oliseh who was just appointed as Super Eagles head coach at the time forced the striker to retire.

In a recent interview Oliseh praised Emenike’s attitude when he was in the national team, but he revealed that the former Fenerbache star retired because he could not cope with the criticisms he was getting from the media.

Former Fenerbache now come out to validate the story on his social media page and stating that you can’t make everyone happy.

Emenike said ” I was respectful, humble and gave everything for Naija (Nigeria) I but you can never satisfy everyone, Journalists did so much damage. I was never loved and I know this because of the things they put out about me. The love for my country was my driving force.” Emenike retired from football in 2019 after a string of injuries and He spends most of his time in Nigeria and Turkey.


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