Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has been named in International Federation of Football History and Statistics’ (IFFHS) African team of the decade following his outstanding performances with the Nigeria national team.
IFFHS revealed the African team of the decade with players who performed from 2011 to 2020.
IFFHS x-rayed the performances and impact of the individual player at the club level and the national team level.
It also put into consideration statistics of their performance as yardstick to be selected.
Enyeama was a key figure in Super Eagles’ team that won the 2013 AFCON and he featured for the National team in three FIFA Worlds in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
He drew the curtain on his Super Eagles’ career after representing the country in three World Cups, one Fifa Confederation Cup and five Afcon appearances.
Enyeama boasts 101 appearances and is Nigeria’s all-time most capped player, an honour he shares with current Super Eagles assistant coach Joseph Yobo.
See below the African decade XI:
Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
Defenders: Eric Bailly (IvoryCoast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)
Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Attackers: Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Mohamed Salah (Egypt