Friday, May 27, 2016

Vincent Enyeama extends contract with Lille

Former Nigeria Captain Vincent Enyeama has extended his contract with French club Lille till 2019, suggesting that the shot-stopper plans to see out the rest of his career at the French club.

Enyeama has made just under 200 appearances for Lille after joining from Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2011.

The Nigerian, before now, had been linked with a move away from Lille, but this renewal outs an end to any transfer rumours.

“LOSC is pleased and proud to announce the extension of Vincent Enyeama contract for two more seasons. The Nigerian goalkeeper, 33 years, will continue to defend the post of LOSC until 2019,” Lille OSC announced on their official website on Thursday.

The French club further explained that they have decided to agree a renewal with Enyeama because he is a big influence in their dressing room in terms of “his experience in international games, his leadership, and of course, his immense talent”.

Lille OSC training centre director, Jean-Michel Vandamme, believes that keeping Enyeama at the club is “fantastic” news considering his quality.

“Vincent is an exceptional lad both on the field, and also outside. Continuing to work with a player of his calibre and a man of his quality is something fantastic for the club. He still has a bright future and showed that again this season. He is happy at LOSC and feels like home (for him),” said Vandamme.

Enyeama kept 17 clean sheets this season in the league for Lille, making 93 saves including 53 from inside the box.

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