By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama lost out on the Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the Year award to Olympique de Marseille’s Steve Mandanda despite conceding a goal less than the French international at the Trophées UNFP awards in Paris on Sunday.
Enyeama who is also in the running for the Marc Vivien Foe award conceded 41 goals so far compared to the winner Mandanda who was beaten 42 times in the Ligue 1.
The 33 year old also failed to make the team of the Year.
Meanwhile, leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette was rewarded for an outstanding season with Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday when he was named the Ligue 1 player of the year by his peers at the Trophées UNFP awards in Paris.
Lacazette, who has scored 27 goals in Ligue 1 this season, the most by a Lyon player in top-flight history, pipped Paris Saint-Germain trio Javier Pastore, Marco Verratti and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the final voting, denying the Swede a third consecutive player of the year gong in an award voted for by members of France’s professional players union.
His colleague Nabil Fekir also scooped the young player of the year award after a sensational breakthrough campaign.
The coach of the year award went to Paris Saint-Germain’s Laurent Blanc, a day after the capital club secured their third consecutive Ligue 1 title.
It is the second time Blanc has won the award – he also won it when in charge of Girondins de Bordeaux in 2008.