Enyeama Shortlisted For Best Ligue 1 African Player Award

Enyeama Shortlisted For Best Ligue 1 African Player Award

By Johnny Edward:

OSC Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been shortlisted for the Marc-Vivien Foe prize for the best African player in the French Ligue 1 this season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The award was created by RFI and now presented jointly with France 24 to reward one of 110 African players who plays in France.

The 33-year-old Nigerian shot-stopper who has kept 12 clean sheets this season is the only goalkeeper on the shortlist, along with two defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.

Enyeama will be up against Serge Aurier, Abdul Majeed Waris, Moustapha Bayal Sall, Floyd Ayite, Ryad Boudebouz and Sofiane Boufal to win the award for a second time after emerging winner in 2014.

Other nominees for the award are Rachid Ghezzal, Cheikh Noye, Cheick Diabate and Cameroon striker Benjamain Moukandjo.

This season, Enyeama has impressed between the sticks for Lille and has made 28 appearances for his team conceding 21 goals.