Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has opened up about the circumstances surrounding his early retirement from international football.

Emenike announced his retirement from the Super Eagles in October 2015, just five years after making his debut for Nigeria in 2010.

He was a key player in the team’s triumph at the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, scoring four goals to help the team win the title…...CONTINUE READING

Despite his contributions, Emenike retired from the Super Eagles at the age of 28, citing constant backlash from the media as the reason.

In a recent interview, former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh revealed that Emenike’s retirement was due to the negative press he received.

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Emenike responded on social media, stating that journalists damaged his reputation and that his commitment and love for the nation were never appreciated.

“I was respectful, humble, and gave everything for Nigeria, but you can never satisfy everyone,” Emenike wrote.

“Journalists did so much damage. I was never loved, and I know this because of the things they put out about me. My love for my country was my driving force.”

Emenike scored nine goals in 37 appearances for the Super Eagles from 2011 to 2015.

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