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Top 3 Nigerian players of the decade

Cyrill Ogola
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Modified 17 Dec 2019, 12:36 IST
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#2 Vincent Enyeama

LOSC Lille v Grasshopper Club - UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round: Second Leg
LOSC Lille v Grasshopper Club - UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round: Second Leg

Vincent Enyeama is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Nigeria and Africa. The shot-stopper's European journey started in Israel where he won the league title with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

His impressive performances for Hapoel Tel Aviv between the sticks secured him a move to French Ligue 1 side Lille in 2011, but he was loaned to Maccabi Tel Aviv. Upon returning from his loan spell in Israel, the former Nigerian skipper became Lille's first-choice goalkeeper.

The shot-stopper repaid Lille's faith in making him the first-choice goalkeeper by keeping an astonishing 11 consecutive clean sheets and was just 114 minutes away from equalling the Ligue 1 goalkeeping record that was set in 1993.

Enyeama brought his Ligue 1 form to the national side by helping the Super Eagles lift the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013. He hung his boots in 2014 after equalling Joseph Yobo's 101 appearances for the national team.

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Published 17 Dec 2019, 12:36 IST
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