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Super Eagles Captain, Vincent Enyeama has pulled out of the weekend's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania over mother who passed on last weekend.

Super Eagles Shot-stopper who had plead his support to Eagle’s Coach, Sunday Oliseh, to be available for the match was forced to change his mind over news of Mother’s death.

Associate of the Lille LOSC of France said, “Vincent was only told of his mother's death after his weekend game for his French club. With this, couple with the fact that as a catholic family the burial must be concluded in two weeks, he had to cancel all engagements including the game in Dar es Salaam,"

In Enyeama's absence, the two other keepers in the team Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme and Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Sunshine Stars of  Akure are to be joined by late invite, Femi Thomas of Enyimba in the battle for who will be between the sticks against Tanzania on Saturday.

But according to Eagles coach Oliseh “I am not under any pressure. The only time I felt the heat was against Bulgaria as a player at the World Cup in 1994. There won’t be pressure against Tanzania. We will take whatever we deserve- a win or a loss. Our objective is to qualify for Gabon 2017,” Oliseh quipped.

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