Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:57 pm
Al Ain striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has apologised to Nigeria’s football fans for his goal drought playing for the Super Eagles. Simultaneously, he announced his retirement from international football.
Senationally, he chose to stage his walk out on Nigeria’s Super Eagles, on Instagram.
Here is the retirement notice of the 28-year-old player, who joined the national team five years ago.
“No more Eagles career! ”
After 5 great years, I am happy to announce that I have put full-stop to my National 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 top scorer 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 play 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 everytime. Up Eagles, God Bless Nigeria!