Former Super Eagles star, Vincent Enyeama, has been appointed as a goalkeepers’ coach at French National side, Iris Club de Croix as his first coaching job.
Enyeama who retired from the Nigeria national football team in October 2015, was handed the appointment on Saturday, according to a statement on the club’s website.
Iris Club de Croix is a National 3 team playing in the fifth division of French football.
The statement from the club added that the 37-year-old former French club Lille goalkeeper will be in charge of their reserve team and the U16s.
The club stated that;
Vincent Enyeama, ex-Nigerian international, winner of the CAN 2013 and former goalkeeper of the LOSC (Lille) from 2011 to 2018, will take in charge of the specific goalkeeper on the training pole (from reserve to U16).
Enyeama began his professional career at Ibom stars in 1999 before joining Enyimba where he helped the club win three Nigeria Professional League titles, two CAF Champions Leagues and one Caf Super Cup.
He played at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa where Nigeria won and also played at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cups with the Eagles.
He also won an Israeli championship with both Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
The goalkeeper clinched the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé prize in France after keeping 11 consecutive clean sheets in Ligue 1 games during 2013-14 season.
With 101 caps, Enyeama is Nigeria’s most capped player of all time.