Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Joseph Dosu, defends Super Eagles goal keeper Vincent Enyeama who some football analysts believe should be blamed for the lone goal scored by Tahiti at the FIFA Confederations Cup on Monday..
Enyeama was off his line when Jonathan Tehau rose above Efe Ambrose to head home a corner kick in the encounter which ended 6-1.
“You can’t blame Enyeama for that goal. He came out with the hope of stopping the ball before it could get to any other player but area was crowded. At that point, I expected the defenders to have covered his rear, but they also left the line,” the Atlanta’96 Olympic gold medallist said.
“The defenders should take the blame for that goal. But in football, they are all responsible just as they all take credit for the victory.”
Dosu, however, did not spare the Nigerian strikers who missed several begging chances to bury the game right from the first half. The trio of Ahmed Musa, Brown Ideye and Anthony Ujah had several one-on-one chances with the Tahiti goalkeeper but failed to score.
“The team’s attack needs a lot of work before we play our next game against Uruguay. I expected the first game against Tahiti to have ended in a wider margin; but we can’t afford to miss such chances against a compact team like Uruguay, or Spain who are very fluid with their passes,” he said.
“The coach must have seen the errors in the first game and I hope the period they have before meeting Uruguay would be used to perfect their strategies. The players should also be advised against being overconfident because no team is small in international football.”