Enyeama voted African best in France

Tuesday 13 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Super Eagles goalkeeper and vice captain, Vincent Enyeama has been voted the best African player in France.
He won the award on Monday after winning the Marc-Vivien Foé Award for the 2013-14 season.
The award is for the best African player in the French Ligue 1.
The Lille goalkeeper beat Cote d’ Ivoire defender Serge Aurier (Toulouse FC) and Cameroon international player Henri Bedimo (Olympique Lyonnais) to the award.
Enyeama, 31, 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.
After putting in some remarkable performances right throughout the season, Enyeama impressed football enthusiasts by keeping a clean sheet for 11 consecutive matches (1062 minutes). 
With 82 caps to his credit in the national team, he helped the Super Eagles  to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and is part of the 30-man provisional list released on May 6.
The Trophy for the Best African Ligue 1 player was renamed Marc-Vivien Foé Award in 2011 in tribute to the Cameroonian player who died unexpectedly during a match in Lyon’s Gerland stadium on June 26, 2003.
The Nigerian had lost the Professional Footballers Union (UNFP) best goalkeeper award on Sunday evening to Paris Saint Germain’s Salvatore Sirigu.
Previous winners of the RFI-France 24 Marc Vivien Foe trophy are Marouane Chamakh 2009 (Morocco), Gervinho 2010 & 2011 Cote d’ Ivoire), Younès Belhanda 2012 (Morocco) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) in 2013.

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