Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama (LOSC Lille) today won the RFI - FRANCE 24 Marc-Vivien Foé Award for the best African player in the French Ligue 1 football championship for the 2013-2014 season.
He won out over Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier (Toulouse FC) and Cameroon international player Henri Bedimo (Olympique Lyonnais).
Vincent Enyeama, 31, was picked by a jury composed of French football journalists after each member selected three names from a list of 10 players previously drawn up by the RFI and France 24 sports departments.
After putting in some remarkable performances right throughout the season, Vincent Enyeama impressed football enthusiasts by keeping a clean sheet for 11 consecutive matches (1062 minutes). With 82 caps to his credit in the national team, he helped the "Super Eagles" to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and will be playing with them in the World Cup in Brazil.
The Trophy for the Best African Ligue 1 player was renamed the Marc-Vivien Foé Award in 2011 in tribute to the Cameroonian player who died unexpectedly during a match in Lyon's Gerland stadium on June 26, 2003.
Previous winners of the Trophy:
2009: Marouane Chamakh (Morocco)
2010: Gervinho (Ivory Coast)
2011: Gervinho (Ivory Coast)
2012: Younès Belhanda (Morocco)
2013: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
Date created : 2014-05-13