Thursday, 5 December 2013

Super Eagles keeper Vincent Enyeama makes French Ligue 1 history


Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama on Tuesday went into the record books in France.

The 31-year-old is now the goal keeper with the second longest clean sheet record in Ligue 1 after he inspired Lille OSC to a 1-0 win over the country’s best supported club, Olympique Marseille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on match day 16 of the competition.

Sirigu went 949 minutes without conceding in Ligue 1 between November 17, 2012 and February 8, 2013 but Enyeama who had gone 945 minutes without conceding before Tuesday’s game surpassed the mark with a clean sheet at the Villeneuve d’Ascq against La OM.

Enyeama who has not let in a single goal in his last 11 league outings with Lille has now gone 1,035 minutes without letting in a goal in the French top flight.

If the former Enyimba goalkeeper does not concede in the next 142 minutes of action in the league, he will go into the history books as the goalkeeper with the record of going the longest number of minutes without conceding a goal.

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