Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel
Emenike, has announced his
retirement from Nigeria after five
years.

The 28-year old shared the sad
news on his Instagram page:

“No more Eagles career! After
five great years, I am happy to
announce that I have put full-
stop to my national team career
for the sake of national peace.”

“It’s a pleasure for me to have
played for this great country. I
never regretted it and I think it’s
the best time to end it. Million
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 (sic) to win Nations Cup
for Nigeria after 20-years, I
dreamt (sic) 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 disappointing 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
every time.”

His retirement comes after
sources revealed that Super
Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh was
disappointed in the player and
was planning to drop him from
next month’s world cup
qualifying match against
Swaziland.

The Fenerbahçe striker scored 16
times in 35 appearances while
on International duty.

Will Nigeria miss Emenike?

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