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Enyeama extends Lille contract

2016-05-27 08:27
Vincent Enyeama (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Vincent Enyeama has signed a new contract to stay at French Ligue 1 side, Lille OSC.

According to the club, the Nigeria shot-stopper penned a new deal that will keep him in the north of France till 2019.

"LOSC is pleased and proud to announce the extension of Vincent Enyeama contract for two more seasons. The Nigerian goalkeeper, 33 years, will continue to defend the post of LOSC until 2019," Lille OSC announced.

The French club explained that they have decided to agree a renewal with Enyeama because he is a big influence in their dressing room in terms of "his experience in international games, his leadership, and of course, his immense talent."

Lille OSC training centre director Jean-Michel Vandamme believes that keeping Enyeama at the club is "fantastic" news considering his quality.

"Vincent is an exceptional lad both on the field, and also outside. Continuing to work with a player of his calibre and a man of his quality is something fantastic for the club. He still has a bright future and showed that again this season. He is happy at LOSC and feels like home (for him)," said Vandamme.

There were speculations over the future of the 33-year-old custodian in recent weeks as his contract at Lille was due to run out in June 2017 until the renewal.

Enyeama kept 17 clean sheets this season in the league for Lille, making 93 saves including 53 from inside the box.

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