Vincent Enyeama‘s Super Eagles trainer,Ike Shorunmu has expressed doubts concerning the chances of the Lille Goalie winning the 2014 CAF African player of the year Award.
Enyeama, alongside Gabon’s Pierre Emerrick-Aubameyang and current holder Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast are the three finalists for the 2014 edition of the awards which will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 8. But Shorunmu, Enyeama’s former Super Eagles teammate says he wants the Lille of France goalkeeper to win it, but admits it will be difficult with Yaya Toure in the picture.
“Of course I want Vincent (Enyeama) to win it but it’s going to be difficult, especially with Yaya Toure in there too. He is the current holder of the award and it will be difficult to beat him to it because he has done well for his club and country.
“But that is not to say Vincent (Enyeama) hasn’t done well, because he has and it will be great if he wins it,” Shorunmu told Hot FM.
Yaya Toure is strongly tipped to win the award again, having won it in 2013 but it is believed in some quarters that Enyeama had a better calendar year for both club and country in 2014.
The 32-year old Nigerian was recently named the best goalkeeper in France for 2014.
But it is also believed that being a goalkeeper may play to Enyeama’s advantage.