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On Wednesday Enyeama makes history, find out how
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will on Wednesday join an exclusive group of African players who have made 100 caps for their countries, when Nigeria plays Uganda in a friendly match.
The Super Eagles are at home to Uganda Wednesday and away to South Africa Sunday as part of a 28-match, seven-day friendly schedule involving African countries.
Only 22 footballers have made the list in Africa, with retired Egypt midfielder Ahmed Hassan as the most capped African with a world-record 184 appearances.
The 32-year-old who plays for French Ligue 1 outfit Lille has represented Nigeria 99 times since a 2002 debut against Kenya.
“I am excited by the fact that reaching 100 caps will happen in my home town (Uyo, Akwa Ibom State),” said Enyeama. “What a great honour”.
Enyeama was part of the 2013 Cup of Nations-winning team and has also collected three bronze medals in the biennial African showpiece.
Former Super Eagles centre-back Joseph Yobo, who quit international football after the 2014 World Cup has also reached 100 caps.
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March 25, 2015 at 7:54 am
Well done to a good servant. Definitely the best and most consistent Nigerian player in the last decade, not just within the national team but even at club level. Most players peak and hit bottom simultaneously even during the season. You have served the country well. We hail thee!
March 25, 2015 at 8:24 am
great job brov