The Lille Metropol of France shot stopper Vincent Enyeama has been chosen to lead the Super Eagles as they get set to trade tackles with their Namibian counterparts in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match this weekend in Calabar.
The Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, wasted no time in naming ‘home boy’ and arguably one of Africa’s best goalkeeper in the modern era the skipper for the duel against the Southern Africans.
Enyeama is expected to continue in that role until substantive skipper, Joseph Yobo, recovers from his injuries.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles commenced final dress rehearsals on Monday for their crunch World Cup qualifying duel billed for Sunday June 3, in Calabar.
At the morning training session which commenced at about 7:30 inside the University of Calabar mini stadium, Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles media officer said that Keshi simply announced Enyeama as captain. He said members of the team are in concord with the decision.
The training, which was conducted under the scorching early morning sun, had 22 players in training with only one of them, Papa Idris, not fully involved in action as he was still recovering from past knocks.
He was however able to jog and run around gracefully under the supervision of Physiotherapist, Olawale Oladejo.
The foreign based professionals who trained on Monday are: Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Ikechukwu Uche, Efe Ambrose, Fengor Ogude, Elderson Echejile, Gege Soriola, Ekigho Ehiosun, Ahmed Musa and Vincent Enyeama.
They were joined by the 12 home-based stars unveiled at the weekend and led by Warri Wolves goalie, Chigozie Agbim.
Later in the afternoon, Montpelier of France league 1 championship hero, John Utaka and Israeli based goalie, Austin Ejide joined camp to help shore up the camp of the national team.
The Super Eagles are expected to train twice daily at 7:30 am and 3:30 pm inside the University of Calabar sports ground. The training will continue until the team moves to the U.J. Esuene Stadium on Thursday, to perfect strategies against Namibia.