Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says he is in the process of grooming a new generation of goalkeepers to solve the team’s woes in that position.
“I have plans with the governor of my state (Akwa Ibom) to raise an academy for the people. I have a few goalkeepers I am training already. I want to give back, to raise clean sheet machines,”Enyeama told ESPN.
The inspiration for the project comes from the progress he made in his career when he spent about three weeks training at Bolton Wanderers in the early 2000s.
Enyeama said: “I was a very good goalkeeper before I went to train with Bolton, but the two or three weeks I spent at Bolton gave me a different style of goalkeeping and opened my eyes.
“The goalkeeper trainer then, Fred Barber, told me things I needed to change. When I started doing the things he told me, I unlocked different levels to my game.
“I started using those methods and my game really changed. It is those secrets that I want to impart to my students.”
Enyeama made 101 appearances for the Super Eagles and was part of the squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.