Former Nigerian No 1 Goal Tender, Vincent Enyeama Lands First Coaching Job In France


Efogator Media just gathered that former Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has secured his first coaching job in France.

The 37-year old goal keeper has been appointed as a goalkeepers’ trainer at a French club side, Iris Club de Croix.

Iris Club de Croix was formed over 50 years ago, Iris Club de Croix is a National 3 side campaigning in the fifth division of French football.

The club in a statement on their official Facebook Page announced that Nigerian former goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama will be in charge of their reserve team as well as the U16s.

Mr. Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian International, winner of the CAN 2013, 8th World Cup finalist against France and former goalkeeper of the losc (Lille) from 2011 to 2018 will be in charge of the specific goalkeeper on the training pole (from reserve to U16)” the statement released Saturday read in part.

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Recall that Vincent Enyeama a Nigeria’s most capped player unceremoniously left the national team after a misunderstanding with former team colleague, and manager Sunday Oliseh.

Having failed to return to action with the Super Eagles and also at club level, there were insinuations that Enyeama might be considering going into coaching and that is exactly what he has done after some years of relative ‘idleness’

It is important to note that Enyeama enjoyed a blistering career right from his days at Enyimba until his final years at Lille.
The well-respected goalkeeper won various national and continental honors with Enyimba International before going on to become an Israeli champion with both Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Enyeama also won the Prix Marc-Vivien FoƩ award in France after keeping 11 consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 matches during 2013-14 football season.

Among the many achievements of Enyeama with the Super Eagles is the fact that he represented Nigeria at three editions of the FIFA World Cup in 2002, 2010 and 2014 respectively.

Recall that Enyeama Vincent was a member of the 2013 All-conquering AFCON team and was named in the team of the tournament as the first-choice goalkeeper, conceding only four goals in six matches.

It is believed that Enyeama will be hoping to make as much success if not more in his new role as a coach.

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