Just weeks after losing out on BBC African Player of the Award,the Nigerian Legendary goalkeeper,Vincent Enyeama has been voted,the best goalie in the French Ligue 1 for 2014 by prestigious French Newspaper, L’Equipe.
The Nigerian shot stopper has played in all Lille’s 56 league matches since he returned from his loan spell at Israeli club, Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2013. This is the second consecutive year that Enyeama has been selected as Ligue’s 1’s most outstanding goalkeeper by L’Equipe.
Ike Shorunmu who works with Enyeama in the Nigeria national team is not surprised by the former Enyimba goalkeeper’s latest accolade.
“From the first day I saw Vincent (Enyeama), I knew he was a star. Having worked with him, I can say for a fact that he’s the best in Africa and one of the best in the world,” Shorunmu told supersport.com.
Only three other players selected from last year, Gregory Van der Wiel, Maxwell and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, retained their spots in the prestigious list this year.
Simon Kjaer was the only other player from LOSC Lille to make the list while Olympic Marseille’s Camerounian defender, Nicolas N’koulou was
the other African selected by L’Equipe’s panelists. Predictably, the impressive Argentinean, Javier Pastore made the “dream eleven” as Jeremy Toulalan, Alexandre Lacazette, Maxwell and Georges Ntep.