Vincent Enyeama gets four-year deal with Lille
Posted: 10 June 2011 Time: 12:25
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will begin the new season in Ligue 1 after signing a four-year deal with French champions Lille.
After six years in Israel with Bnei Yehuda and Hapoel Tel Aviv where he won two State Cups and a league title with the latter, Enyeama will move to France and have a chance to play in the Champions League next season. "I can confirm that I have finally signed a four-year deal with Lille of France and I am happy that the move will boost my performance for Nigeria and the club," the 28-year-old said to Complete Sports. After being voted the best player in two of Nigeria’s matches at the 2010 World Cup, many expected Enyeama to move to a bigger European club but that was not to be. Enyeama’s move to Lille will see him compete for a starting place alongside established number one Mickael Landreau. As well as being a safe pair of hands, the reigning Nigerian Footballer of the Year is known for his penalty kicks which earned him eight goals in 112 appearances for Hapoel including one in the Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg last season.