Mikel missing as Enyeama is only Nigerian on the list of best African team in the last decade

Mikel missing as Enyeama is only Nigerian on the list of best African team in the last decade

- Vincent Enyeama has made the list of best African team of the decade

- The former Super Eagles goalie was superb during his time with the national team

- Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Sadio Mane are also on the list

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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed happiness after being named as the best African goalie in the last ten years in the rating done by IFFHS.

No doubt about the fact that Vincent Enyeama was one of the best goalkeepers in the world during his active playing time in the national team.

The former Enyimba star got the chance to enter the Super Eagles in 2002 and was part of the players who played for Nigeria at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan.

Vincent was superb in Nigeria's third game with England at the 2002 World Cup as his save against Paul Scholes was an incredible one.

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In the team of the decade which is 2011-2020 made by IFFHS, Manchester United star Eric Bailly was also included on the list.

See the team below

Vincent Enyeama

Ahmed Fathy

Eric Bailly

Kalidou Koulibaly

Benatia Medhi

Yahaya Toure


Riyad Mahrez

Mohamed Salah

Sadio Mane


According to the statement made by Vincent Enyeama, the former Lille goalie thanked people behind the list stressing that he is glad for the recognition.

''Statistics like this makes us see the bright things of life.
''Thanks a lot to who so ever is the brain behind this post as all my plenty clean sheet and saves didn’t go unnoticed.
''I was playing in an era where no one celebrates you even when you are averaging 18-21 clean sheet in 38 league games every season.''

Between the year 2002 and 2015, Vincent Enyeama played 101 games for the Super Eagles and won the 2013 African Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

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Vincent Enyeama
Vincent Enyeama in action for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo by Jean Catuffe
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria’s most capped international Vincent Enyeama gave a glimpse he lives a life of luxury as he was spotted with two exotic Range Rovers covered in snow.

The 38-year-old former Super Eagles goalkeeper made a staggering 101 appearances for Nigeria during his active days.

He is suspected to be living a private life in France having left Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2018 after 118 league appearances for the club.

Enyeama, during his famous career, also had spells in Israel having played for Bnei Yehuda, Hapoel tel Aviv – as he also went on loan stint at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Source: Legit.ng

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