Super Eagles Legend Enyeama Leaves Out Okocha, Utaka as he Names his African 5-a-side Team in Ligue 1

Super Eagles Legend Enyeama Leaves Out Okocha, Utaka as he Names his African 5-a-side Team in Ligue 1

Vincent Enyeama was asked to select his fantasy 5-a-side team comprising African players that played in the French League.

The former Super Eagles shot-stopper is regarded as one of the best African goalkeepers that played in Ligue 1.

The 38-year-old was given the privilege to pick his own team while conducting an interview with Ligue 1's Twitter handle.

Super Eagles legend Enyeama leaves out Okocha, Utaka as he names his African 5-a-side team in Ligue 1
Vincent Enyeama leaves out Okocha, Utaka as he names his African 5-a-side team in Ligue 1. Photo by Olivier Andrivon, Matthew Ashton, Neal Simpson
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Ordinarily one would expect Enyeama to select his former teammates Jay Jay Okocha and John Utaka who had glittering careers in the French topflight division.

But the interviewer restricted the Nigerian from selecting another of his compatriot because he is already on the list as the goalkeeper.

Enyeama then proceeded on picking Cameroonian center-back Aurelien Chedjou who was his former teammate at Lille.

Then his midfield's pairing was the legendary Ghanaian star Abedi Pele and Ivorian icon Yaya Toure who played for Marseille and Monaco respectively.

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And the striking role was occupied by current Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who had a lengthy spell in the French League before moving abroad for top European sides including AC Milan and Dortmund.

Enyeama had a colourful career with the national team during his seven-year spell for the three-time African champions.

He was part of the side that won Nigeria's third AFCON title in South Africa back in 2013. He also won three NPFL titles with Enyimba as well as back-to-back CAF Champions League wins.

Enyeama lifted two Israeli Premier League titles with Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Tel-Aviv before moving to France to join Lille.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Onuachu was on target again for his club Genk when they defeated OH Leuven by 3-2 in a week 32 Jupiler League game, Goal.

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The Nigerian international took his tally to 26 goals in 31 league matches making him one of the most in-form strikers in Europe.

The 26-year-old scored his side's third goal that made the scores 3-1 which later proved the match-winner despite a late goal from Thomas Henry.

Onuachu performed beyond expectations during the last two matches of the just concluded AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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