Super Eagles of Nigeria and Heartland of Owerri goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has revealed that Nigerian legend Vincent Enyeama is his goalkeeping role model.
Enyeama is arguably most successful Nigeria goalkeeper ever following his success with the national team and his career with his clubs.
Enyeama won the CAF Champions league with Enyimba in 2003, before leaving for Europe and played in Israel and France.
He also featured in three FIFA world Cup for Nigeria in 2002 Korea Japan, 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil before retiring from national team assignment.
However Ezenwa revealed that the former Lille goalkeeper had alot of influence on his career and admitted he still call him for advice.
Ezenwa who has previously played for FC Ifeayin Ubah, Enyimba and Katsina United added that he’s working to reach the level of Enyeama.
“My favourite goalkeeper that gives me motivation is Vincent Enyeama,” Ezenwa said in a video interview on Super Eagles Twitter handle.
“The first time in the Nigerian Professional Football League, in 2006, when I signed my first professional contract, everything he did then when he was at Enyimba, that’s the same way I was dressing – the cutting of jersey and every other thing.
“I love him so much, he’s my mentor, even to this day I keep talking to him, trying to learn more from him because from watching him play for the country he gives me so much joy because there is this charisma in him.”
“You will never see him panic, the confidence in him that he carries to a game is what I’ve always learned from him and I think it’s paying off for me and he’s a man I will never forget.” he said.
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