Enyeama reacts to Essien African team of the decade list

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/01/2020

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has reacted to Michael Essien African Team of the Decade list.

Chelsea legend named his best eleven players of the last ten years which were published on BBC Sport but ex-Enyimba stopper was the only Nigerian that makes the Ghanaian list alongside Kolo Toure, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Kalidou Koulibaly, Medhi Benatia, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Sadio Mane, Samuel Eto’o, Mohamed Salah, and Essien himself.

Enyeama who was a key member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa said: "I lack words to express what I feel about being in your team, coming from a great player like you, Michael.

"Coming from this great star, one of Ghana’s best players of all time, I’m honoured, I feel great, it means the world to me.”

"There’ve been great goalkeepers (Idris) Kameni, the guy from Egypt (Essam El Hadary), he was at the World Cup, there’s the guy from Uganda (Denis Onyango), there’s your countryman (Richard) Kingston, all these people and you choose me? It means a lot, I really appreciate, I’m honoured to be in your team.” Enyeama added.

Enyeama kept goal for Nigeria in 2002, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups plus 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Brazil.