Enyeama Nominated Ligue 1 African Prize Again


Vincent Enyeama has once again emerged as one of the 11 shortlisted players for the Marc-Vivien Foe prize for Africans in the French Ligue 1. The 33-year-old Nigerian shot-stopper is the only goalkeeper nominated alongside two defenders, five midfielders and three strikers.

The Lille OSC custodian will have to contend with the likes of Ivorian Serge Aurier, Abdul Majeed Waris, Moustapha Bayal Sall, Floyd Ayite, Ryad Boudebouz and Sofiane Boufal. Other nominees are Rachid Ghezzal, Cheikh Noye, Cheick Diabate and Cameroon striker Benjamain Moukandjo.

This season, Enyeama has impressed between the sticks for Lille and has made 28 appearances for his team. He has kept 12 clean sheets including shipping in 0.76 goal per match and has a save ratio of 2.6 per French Ligue 1 game.

The former Nigerian international has made 72 saves including 45 of them being shots from inside the box.
In 2014, Enyeama was voted the best African in the French top-flight after he put up an incredible streak of 14 clean sheets for Lille, amounting to 1,061 minutes without conceding, falling short by 115 minutes to the all-time clean sheet record in France held by former Bordeaux goalkeeper Gaeten Huard in 1993.

Last year, Andre Ayew, now with Swansea City, beat Enyeama and a host of other African players to the award. The winner of the award for 2016 will be named in May.