The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that they are not aware if Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia has accepted the apology rendered by goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama following his omission from Nigeria’s last two games against Madagascar and Argentina.
Enyeama was dropped by Siasia after he raised concerns about the team’s travel arrangements to Antananarivo for their 2012 Africa Nation’s Cup qualifier against Madagascar.
The Lille keeper however apologized unreservedly on Friday saying he was completely misunderstood.
“My concerns were over safety, comfort and a better treatment in team’s preparation,” Enyeama said.
“What I said and how I went about it probably didn’t go down well with some people – but that was me.
“I raised a very sensitive issue, a selfless one in the best interest of the team, but was told of its bad timing.
“I felt it was something that was dealt with in-house (but) unfortunately it has been blown out of proportion in the media.
“I apologise to the coach, officials and to my colleagues, in particular, and to the nation in general for all that has happened,” the shot stopper concluded.
Quizzed on whether Siasia had accepted the apology of Enyeama, spokesman of the NFF, Ademola Olajire said he was not in the know.
“My brother, you will need to ask (Siasia) that (question). He has not said anything to us in that regard so I think he is actually in the best position to answer that question,” Olajire said.
However, Siasia was less than willing to speak on the subject. The gaffer reacted angrily when he was quizzed on the subject.
“I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to talk about it at all,” he said.
Siasia has a history of falling out with high profile players with well documented cases involving Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi and Osaze Odemwingie.
He also had a misunderstanding with Dickson Etuhu which forced the Fulham man to declare that he would never play for the Nigeria team as long as Siasia remains in charge.