Enyeama Set For Eagles 100th Cap, Recalls Favourite Game

Super Eagles of Nigeria’s safe hands, Vincent Enyeama is set to make his 100th appearance for the Nigerian national team when the three-time African champions file out at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo on March 26.

The goalkeeper who made his international debut on June 12, 2002 at the Japan/Korea World Cup game against England will be honoured by the Nigeria Football Federation as he becomes the second ever Nigerian to reach that milestone.

Enyeama, who is currently on the books of Ligue 1 club, Lille OSC these days spoke about his happiness at the impending occasion explaining that “it is a delight” to reach 100 caps.

“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 told

Pressed to select the best game he has ever played for Nigeria, the 32-year-old picked Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup group game against Argentina on June 12 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg.

“Yeah, 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,” Enyeama said.

The goalkeeper who was in goal as Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2013 was also part of the Super Eagles’ bronze winning AFCON sides in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

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