Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has reacted to his inclusion in African players team of the decade put together by former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien.
Essien included Enyeama in his team of the year that was published by BBC, other players in the list included Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Kalidou Koulibaly, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sadio Mane.
The former Chelsea midfielder also named Samuel Eto’o, Mohamed Salah, Medhi Benatia and Essien himself.
Enyeama, was elated to be named among the great players and praised Essien for his inclusion.
“I lack words to express what I feel about being in your team, coming from a great player like you, Michael.
“Coming from this great star, one of Ghana’s best players of all time, I’m honoured, I feel great, it means the world to me.”
“There have been great goalkeepers (Idris) Kameni, the guy from Egypt (Essam El Hadary), he was at the World Cup, there’s the guy from Uganda (Denis Onyango), there’s your countryman (Richard) Kingston, all these people and you choose me? It means a lot, I really appreciate, I’m honoured to be in your team.” he told BBC.
Enyeama kept in two world cup for Nigeria and won the African Cup of Nations trophy in 2013.
He was also named Israeli player of the year twice and also won best African player award in France.