Okocha and Kalusha thumb up Enyeama
The African football legends have described as phenomenal the performance of the Super Eagles goalkeeper at the ongoing 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil
Former Nigeria captain Austin Okocha has heaped praises on
Nigeriaâ€™s first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama for his
brave showing against Argentina on Wednesday night.
Lionel Messiâ€™s brace inspired Alejandro Sabellaâ€™s men to a 3-2
victory over the Super Eagles but the Lille of France player
posted a five-star performance to keep the scoreline
According to Okocha who captained Nigeria to the 2002
edition of the World Cup co-hosted by Korea/Japan,
Enyeama is Nigeriaâ€™s man of the competition while insisting
his former national teammate deserves more accolades.
â€œHe (Enyeama) has been our man of the tournament . Not
only that, in the past few years too,â€ Okocha said on
â€œI was fortunate to be in the team when he made his debut
in 2002 in japan and I think he has gone on from that baby
to become a very good goalkeeper.
â€œ Good to see him perform not in this tournament alone but
week in week out for his clubside.
â€œI think he deserves more credit than he is given,â€ he
In the same vein , the Football Association of Zambia
president Kalusha Bwalya feels Nigeriaâ€™s qualification for the
second round was a result of his heroics and will sell himself
to bigger clubs if he posts another commanding
performance against France on Monday.
â€œHe is a great goalkeeper no doubt and he is the main reason
why Nigeria is moving to the second round,â€ said Kalusha
â€œLooking at the first game, he was absolutely magnificent
same as the second game.
â€œNow that the Eagles have reached the knock-out phase, itâ€™s
a good platform for Enyeama to market himself,â€ concluded
the Zambia football legend.
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