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Published On: Tue, Nov 11th, 2014

Enyeama on BBC Player of the Year list

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Vincent-Enyeama-Nigeria-By Taofeek Lawal

Nigeria and Lille of France goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has made the shortlist of five players for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014.

Enyeama was in a splendid form in the year under review. The Super Eagles captain made a number of fantastic saves at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and was also brilliant for his French Ligue 1 club, Lille OSC.

Enyeama was only last week also named in the 25-man roster of players being considered for the CAF African Footballer of the Year Award. Other players in the BBC list released on Monday includes current holder Yaya Toure, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi, and Gervinho.

Former Nigerian captain, Austin Okocha is the only Nigerian player that has won the prestigious award in 2003 and 2004.

The winner according to the organizers will be decided by fans of African football, who have until 18:00 GMT on Monday, 24 November to vote for their choice. The winner will be announced on December 1.



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