Super Eagles captain,Vincent Enyeama believes he deserves his nomination for the BBC African players of the Year Award.
The Nigerian is nominated alongside Cote D’Ivoire duo of Yaya Toure and Gervinho, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi.
‘I think I deserve the nomination. I had a great year and a great World Cup. It is the first time an African was the best goalkeeper of the World Cup,’said the Lille of France shots stopper who stood between Congo and victory last Saturday in the 2015 AFCON qualifying game in Pointe Noire,Congo.
Enyeama reveals Nigerians have been yearning for another player to win the coveted award after Austin Jayjay Okocha won it in 2004.
‘As Nigerians we’ve been eager for someone to win an award. For some reason we’ve not won anything since Jay Jay (Okocha) in 2004. We’ve not been there, we’ve not been that lucky, we’ve always been overlooked or we’ve not been up to the standards of the greats. So if I end up winning, it would be big for me, for my family for Nigerians.’