–Adepoju, Nwosu, Opara, Amao tip Eagles goalie for top award
As the African football governing body, CAF name the Best African Footballer for the year 2014 on Thursday , ex-Eagles players have jointly tipped Lille FC of France goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to beat Yaya Toure to the top award.
Enyeama who has just been voted the Best African Goalkeeper in France is battling Yaya Toure who won the last edition.
Speaking to Complete Sports, former France based Godwin Okpara said Enyeama has done enough this time around to merit the award if current performance is anything to go by in the award slated for the Eko Hotel, Lagos.
“Without being biased, I think Enyeama has done enough and also deserves to be crowned this time around. When you talk about club performance, he has been excellent and at the national level, he has remained the best goalkeeper we can boast of, so if everything goes the way it should be, I don’t see anything stopping Enyeama from winning the award”, says the former PSG defender.
Super Eagles midfielder to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, Mutiu Adepoju believes that nothing can stop Enyeama from winning the award having featured at the Brazil World Cup.
“Enyeama deserves the award because since he returned to Lille, he has been fantastic and that he has also replicated at the national team, so I think he deserves the award”, Adepoju said
Coach Fatai Amoo who currently works with Samson Siasia in the National U-23 Eagles team also believes that the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper has done well to merit the award though he foresees a tough battle with Yaya Toure who is one of the three players gunning for the award.
“By my own assessment, Enyeama deserves the award but it will be tough mostly when he has to compete with Toure who currently holds the title. I will pick Enyeama”, Amao said
Also tipping Enyeama for the award was Coach Henry Nwosu who prayed that the Lille of France goalkeeper finds favour in the award.
“I can only pray that Enyeama finds favour in the award because the criteria used is only known to the organizers but he has my support,” says Nwosu.