The Nigeria Football Federation has announced plans to honour Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama when he makes his 100th appearance for Nigeria during their friendly match against Bolivia on March 26. Enyeama would be celebrated at the Uyo Stadium in front of fans, friends and colleagues.
The Lille skipper would become the second Nigerian player to reach the milestone, the first being ex-captain Joseph Yobo during the match between Nigeria and Argentina at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“Nothing matches being recognized by your own country. I am very excited at the prospect of reaching 100 caps, and more so at the decision by the NFF to honour me on the day.”
“The NFF media department has also been speaking with me and I have followed the publicity they have generated about it. It is a delight. I am also excited by the fact that it will happen in Uyo, my hometown. What a great honour!” Enyeama said.
Enyeama made his debut for the national team in May 2002, played at three World Cups, led the team to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and was recently named the 2014 Goal Nigeria Player of the Year. His memorable match was against Argentina in 2010.
“I can tell you that is one match I will always remember. I was highly inspired, and although we lost, I was selected the Man of the Match. We lost 0-1 but Lionel Messi did not score. That was some sort of joy for me.” he added.