Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama failed to make the list of nominees for the the Marc-Vivien Foé, an award handed to the best African footballer playing in the French Ligue 1.
The Lille of France keeper who won the award in 2014 after keeping a clean sheet for 11 consecutive matches, must have been excluded due to the fact that he has not featured for his club this season after recovering from a knee injury.
In 2014, Enyeama, was picked by a jury composed of French football journalists after each member selected three names from a list of 10 players previously drawn up by the RFI and France 24 sports departments.
He was also nominated in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Super Eagles head coach , Gernot Rohr made several attempts to call the veteran goalkeeper out of retirement, but it was not possible. Enyeama’s fitness level this season also contributed to Rohr dropping the idea.
Meanwhile, Enyeama’s teammate and Ivorian international, Nicolas Pépé is on the 13-man list which was posted on their Twitter handle on Tuesday. The winner will be announced on May 14.
The Marc-Vivien Foé award, is in honour of the player from Cameroon who died in 2003 at the age of 28 during the FIFA Confederations Cup match against Colombia in France.