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Vincent Enyeama Ex-Super Eagles captain reveals why he extended Lille stay

Enyeama last month extended his deal with Lille by two years tying the former Nigeria international goalkeeper to the club until 2019.

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Enyeama last month extended his deal with Lille by two years tying the former Nigeria international goalkeeper to the club until 2019.

Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama says his love for Lille as a city and club made him to sign a new contract.

Vincent Enyeama play Vincent Enyeama last month signed a new contract with Lille (Getty Images)
 

Enyeama last month extended his deal with Lille by two years tying the former Nigeria international goalkeeper to the club until 2019.

Speaking to Pulse TV at the testimonial of Joseph Yobo, Enyeama said Lille is a wonderful club and that he has also fallen in love with the city.

Vincent Enyeama play Enyeama says he loves Lille as a club and city (Faosteven )

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The 33-year-old has been Lille's first choice keeper since 2013 and has made 130 appearances for the club in all competitions.

At the just concluded season, Enyeama's Lille, beaten in the Coupe de la Ligue final by Paris St-Germain, leapfrogged Saint-Etienne to finish fifth at the end of the 2015-2016 season to seal a place in next season's Europa League.

Vincent Enyeama play Vincent Enyeama was awarded best goalkeeper in Lique 1 last season (Instagram/Vincent Enyeama)

 

He got 17 clean sheets from 35 league games and was voted as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

 “I thank God for this ratings and statistics,” he said about the vote.

“I'm grateful for the season I had with Lille; it was wonderful.”

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