Ex-Super Eagles of Nigeria shot-stopper, Vincent Enyeama, has stated that he is in the process of building a generation of exceptional goalkeepers to solve Nigeria’s woes in the goalkeeping department. Enyeama who is unarguably the best goalkeeper in the history of Nigerian football noted that plans are underway between him and the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom where he hails from, to raise an academy for the upcoming football generation.
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I have plans with the governor of my state (Akwa Ibom) to raise an academy for the people. I have a few goalkeepers I am training already. I want to give back, to raise clean sheet machinesVincent Enyeama
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner noted that the inspiration behind the project comes from the progress he made in his career following a little period he spent with Bolton Wanderers of England in the early 2000s.
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I was a very good goalkeeper before I went to train with Bolton, but the two or three weeks I spent at Bolton gave me a different style of goalkeeping and opened my eyes. The goalkeeper trainer then, Fred Barber, told me things I needed to change. When I started doing the things he told me, I unlocked different levels to my game. I started using those methods and my game really changed. It is those secrets that I want to impart to my studentsEnyeama
Undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers in Nigerian history, Enyeama featured for the Super Eagles 101 times during his international career days.
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