Enyeama Thanks Essien Over African Team of The Decade Selection


Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has thanked ex-Ghana and Chelsea star Michael Essien for including him in his African Team of The Decade list, Completesports.com reports 

On Monday, Essien unveiled his African eleven of The Decade which was published on BBC Sport.

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Other players who made Essien’s list alongside Enyeama are Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Kalidou Koulibaly, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sadio Mane.

Also on the list are Samuel Eto’o, Mohamed Salah, Medhi Benatia and Essien himself.

Reacting to his inclusion in a two minutes video clip on BBC World News, Focus on Africa, Enyeama 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.”

Enyeama added: “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 was a key member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

He kept goal for the Eagles at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

Also, he was in goal during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Brazil.


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