Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama may have hung his international boot, his legacy will forever be remembered in the history of Nigeria football.
The former Lille safe hands has the highest international caps for Nigeria with 101 appearances after making his debut in 2002. He retired in 2015 after 13 successful years.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who is now a goalkeeper for the Super Eagles picks Enyeama as his role model.
“My favourite goalkeeper that gives me motivation is Vincent Enyeama,” Ezenwa said in a video interview on Super Eagles Youtube 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.”
Enyeama was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations of in South Africa He has also participated in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.