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Enyeama makes African team of the decade

Former Super Eagles goalie Vincent Enyeama with Argentina international Lionel Messi


Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was named in the African team of the decade as release by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The former Lille and Hapoel Tel Aviv ace was listed alongside other African players who performed between 2011 and 2020

IFFHS x-rayed the performances and impact of the individual player at the club level and the national team level within the period under consideration.

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Enyeama did not only make a good show of the clubs he played for both home and abroad but also made great impact in the national team where he made 101 appearances for  the super Eagles between 2002 and 2015.

He won the CAF Champions league with Enyimba back to back in 2003 and 2004 before leaving for Israeli side Hapoel Tel-Aviv. He was very impressive for Ligue 1 side Lille where he stood between the sticks for the club between 2011 and 2018 making 118 appearances.

Some other African players who made the team include Liverpool forward and Senegal international Sadio Mane, Arsenal forward and 2015 Africa footballer of the year Pierre Emerick Aubameyang  and Manchester city ace and 2019 Nations Cup winner Riyad Mahrez

Below is the African team of the decade XI

Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Defenders: Eric Bailly (IvoryCoast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)

Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Attackers: Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon),





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