Arguably Nigeria’s greatest goalkeeper of all times, Vincent Enyeama, 36 is looking to return to regular football after a two-year absence from the game.
He is currently on tryouts with French Ligue 1 side Dijon with the hope of earning a contract that will see him return to the competitive football stage after an undesired two years absence.
Dijon have confirmed that the Nigerian goalkeeper will train with them till the end of the month and coach Stéphane Jobard will then determine if the veteran goalkeeper will get a contract at the club or not.
Enyeama who joint Lille from Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv in June 2011 lastly played a competitive game for them in April 2017 and was released by the French club in August 2018.
Enyeama made 164 appearances for Lille in a seven years stay at club, he was a part of the team that was beaten in the final of the French Ligue Cup by PSG in 2016 by a narrow score of 2-1.
He is the only goalkeeper to have won the Marc Vivien Foe Award. An award given to the best African Player in the French League,in memory of late Olympique Lyonnais, RC Lens and Cameroon midfielder Marc Vivien Foe. He claimed the award in the 2013/2014 season when he kept 17 clean sheets in 35 games in the French top flight.
Born on August 29, 1982 in Akwa Ibom, the 1.80cm former goalkeeper of Ibom Stars, Enyimba of Aba and Iwuanyanwu Nationale in Nigeria made 101 appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
He was the captain of Nigeria’s AFCON 2013 winning team in South Africa.
Vincent Enyeama Mazigo represented Nigeria in five AFCONs and three FIFA World Cups. Whatever outcome he gets from his tryouts at Dijon, he remains an African legend of the beautiful game.