Vincent Enyeama: Let us forget the draw in Blantyre and face Rwanda match

The Nigerian goalkeeper says people should forget his mistake against Malawi and focus on the next match against Rwanda

Vincent Enyeama, who committed a howler to allow Malawi an equaliser on Saturday, has urged his team mates to forget that incident and focus on the upcoming second leg 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda on Saturday.

The stand-in captain addressed his mates at lunch where he thanked them for the amazing fighting spirit they have shown so far in the qualifiers for the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil and the 2013 Afcon. He added that he has been pleasantly surprised by the new set of players in the national team and was amazed that such talents still abound in the team, especially from the Nigerian league.

“I won’t be surprised if during this period I’m dropped from this team,” said Enyeama. “Nobody is too big to be asked to go if he’s not measuring up, but I must commend those of us that are here for being very committed not only to qualifying for the World Cup but also the Nations Cup.

“We were supposed to win in Malawi and it didn’t happen, that is now in the past.

“We must forget that and be ready to beat Rwanda silly to qualify for the next Nations Cup. Don’t forget gentlemen that we failed to qualify for the last Nations Cup and God forbids thunder will not strike twice in our time. That is why I’m begging us to leave issues of last week behind and get ready to pound Rwanda for the Nations Cup”, he said amidst applause from his teammates.