Enyeama returns from injury, begins trials with French club Dijon

Vincent Enyeama

Former Lille and Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has returned to the sport after a long layoff due to injury.

The 36-year-old shot-stopper, who last played at French Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre, has been suffering from a knee injury for close to a year.

He is set to begin trials with French Ligue 1 club, Dijon FCO, today (Friday) as he looks forward to earning a contract.

According to reports, the trial period will end next Wednesday, when the club is expected to make a decision on whether or not to hand him a contract.

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Enyeama, who is the most capped Super Eagles player in history with 101 appearances, has not had it good with his career lately.

He was forced out of Lille by then handler of the Ligue 1 side, Marcelo Bielsa who deemed him surplus to requirements.

Enyeama had played previously with Isreali clubs, Bnei Yehuda, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

On the international scene, he has won three Africa Cup of Nations bronze in 2004, 2006 and 2010 before winning gold in 2013 in South Africa.

He also represented Nigeria at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, before retiring from international football in 2015.

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