Emmanuel Emenike quits Super Eagles
We woke up to the news that Super Eagles misfiring striker Emmanuel Emenike announced his retirement on instagram with a long caption defending his decision.
Emenike: No more Eagles career! "After 5 great years, I am happy to announce that I have put full-stop to my Nationa team career for the sake of national peace." "Its a pleasure for me to have played for this great country. I never regretted it and I think its the best time to end it. Millions thanks to all the fans who have been very supportive during the good and bad times." "I am very proud of my performance, I am proud of my team mates and I am very proud of the nation called 'Nigeria'. My AFCON gold medal is a sign of great achievement, My AFCON topscorer award speaks a lot about my commitment and dedication to the team. Super Eagles is a camp not a family house, and it shouldn't be a threat zone for any individual. I have done according to our national anthem. "All my dreams came true in the national team, I dreamt to win Nations Cup for Nigeria after 20-years, I dreamt to played at the World Cup as well as to make a name for myself... In the space of five years, I got them. I'm a winner! "For every dissapointing fans, maybe due to my inability to re-establish my goal scoring instinct for Super Eagles, I will like to say I'm sorry but the ones I had scored counted well for the team. As long as Nigeria remains, you and I will always remember the name 'Emenike'. "Finally, I am happy to make a bow and continue supporting the team everytime. Up Eagles, God Bless Nigeria!
The above caption on the post is ridiculous, Nigeria is bigger than one player that thinks he has done a lot for her just because he scored in a continental tournament.
Mr. Emmanuel Emenike, Nigerians are not behind your career failures and decisions. You and I know that moving to Al Ain in UAE wasn't going to help your football, Nigeria gave you the platform for the World to see you, just because you were the top scorer during the AFCON 2013 victory does not mean you will have automatic shirt 2 years later even when you have not scored for the National team in the same amount of time.
You could have worked harder, and fight for your place in the National team but you would rather walk away just because you know your career is in decline.
And what is really funny about this situation is the fact that players are quick to go on social media nowadays to just post anything, are they not supposed to have agents or someone handling their PR?
Then Emenike completed the caption with an arrogant jibe to Nigerians "As long as Nigeria remains, you and I will always remember the name 'Emenike'. Yes, we will remember you scored during AFCON but we will never rate you like the likes of Rasheed Yekini and co. as you have shown disrespect to the Nation with your post.
Oh, something came to mind. Is Emmanuel Emenike jealous of the attention Enyeama got? lol, maybe he decided to go this way so as to get some sympathy. Well, this is a total failure.
Good luck to you Emenike! God bless Nigeria.