Enyeama Sent Off, Balogun Benched

Enyeama Sent Off, Balogun Benched

By Johny Edward:

Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama was sent off in Lille’s 1-1 draw against Stade Rennes at the Roazhon Park on Friday night.

The 33-year-old shot stopper who has kept four clean sheets so far in Ligue 1 was issued a straight red card in the 70th minute after he fouled Giovanni Sio Yann in the box.

Sofiane Boufal had Lille into the lead in the 49th minute before Paul-Georges Ntep redeemed himself in the 74th minute after his spot kick was saved.

In Germany, Leon Balogun watched from the bench as FSV Mainz defeated TSG Hoffenheim 3-1 at the Coface Arena.

Both Enyeama, who was recently bereaved, and Balogun have been called up by coach Sunday Oliseh for next month’s international friendlies against Congo and Cameroun in Belgium.​