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Enyeama fails to sign deal with Dijon, prepares for next move



Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has expressed his gratitude to Dijon despite failing to sign a deal with the Ligue 1 club.

The 36-year-old trained with Dijon’s first team with hopes of landing a contract, having been released by former club Lille in August 2018.

Enyeama, who has suffered from a knee injury for over a year, is aiming for a return to professional football, but despite impressing officials and players, no deal was reached with Dijon.

Nevertheless, the former Enyimba and Hapoel Tel-Aviv shot-stopper still believes he can return to competitive action again since April 2017.

“I want to thank the people of Dijon for the warm and excellent reception and the opportunity they gave me to train with their first team,” Enyeama wrote on Instagram.

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“It was a wonderful period that made me realize that I can still play football at the highest level; that I can still win matches and trainings for my side; that I can still be the CAT, the WALL, Jesus, god (names called by many fans).

“The players, the coaches, the medical staff were very wonderful. I have only good words and memories of you guys. I wish you all the best for the season. Go and show the championship what a great family you are. Good luck.”

Enyeama is a two-time winner of the Caf Champions League with Enyimba in 2003 and 2004, and also enjoyed success in Israel with rivals Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

At Lille between 2011 and 2018, he made 164 appearances and was named French Ligue 1 African Player of the Season after keeping 17 clean sheets in the 2013-14 season.

Enyeama, capped 101 times for the Super Eagles, is the most successful Nigerian goalkeeper after playing in five AFCON tournaments and was part of the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.

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