Vincent Enyeama has made history by winning the Marc Vivien Foe award for the best African Player in Ligue 1 on Monday.
It makes him the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English speaking Africa to be named France’s Ligue 1 African player of the season.
The 31-year-old, who is set to feature at the World Cup finals for his country in June, has played all 37-championship games for his club Lille this season conceding just 25 goals.
Enyeama, who captained Nigeria to Africa Cup of Nations success last year, succeeds Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who won it after a successful season with St Etienne last season.
The award is voted on by 60 journalists from all branches of the French media.
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