Enyeama Plan To Return To Football After 20 Month Absence

Ex Nigerian international, Vincent Enyeama has expressed his desire to return playing actively after being out for almost two years since he made his last competitive football.

Since his release from Lille, Enyeama is confident he can still cut it in top leagues despite his advancement in age and time away from the game.

I have put the past behind me as I continue to train and hoping to make a positive return,”

“I’ve received some offers in Israel and Turkey. But at this stage in life I want to make family a priority when I need to make a move, because they are very settled here in France.

“The way I play football is with a smile and I would love to do that knowing my family is happy and settled.”

Goalkeepers have a long lifespan in football and I believe I still have so much to offer,” he insisted.

“I’d be the first to stop when I know I cannot give my best. I continue to train at home hoping for the best.”

The 36 year old who made 164 appearance for Lille OSC found game time hard to come by under new boss, Marcelo Bielsa and was eventually told, along with 10 other team mates to find a new club at the start of the 2017/18 season.

The way things ended at Lille was disappointing, it was sad to leave the club alongside others who gave everything; without the chance to say a proper goodbye to the fans,” he added.

“You are recovering (from an injury) after giving so much to the club and suddenly everything ended like that, respectful football decisions are made – with a new manager and project on the table.

“I quite understand and respect that, yet it was not the kind of end you would want for a beautiful story but this is football.

“I always share positive energy every time I get a chance to see some of our fans, it is a good bond that will always live with me.”