Enyeama: Zlatan Ibrahimovic called me Black Mamba

Enyeama: Zlatan Ibrahimovic called me Black Mamba

Former Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama has recalled how ex Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic called him a Black Mamba when Lille played Paris Sain-Germain in France.

Enyeama spent seven years at Lille where he came against Ibrahimovic who was then at PSG.

The 36-year old was also in goal for Lille as they lost 2-1 to PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue final in 2016.

“Unfortunately, I never had a word with Zlatan on the pitch, you wouldn’t believe that,” Enyeama told Get French Football News.

“We had chats off the field, but before a match against PSG, he used to call me Black Mamba.

“Like ‘Oh, Black Mamba, you are here again? We are going to deal with you today and I will say ‘ok’ with a smile.

“We used to joke off the field, but on the pitch, he never said a word to me.”

Enyeama enjoyed a glittering career with Lille following his arrival from Hapoel Tel Aviv in June 2011, making 164 appearances for the club in his seven-year spell.