Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named in the list of nominees for this season’s Goalkeeper of the Year award in Ligue 1.
The Super Eagles assistant captain has been in impressive form in the current campaign, having kept 11 consecutive clean sheets and 21 in total to boost Lille’s push for UEFA Champions League qualification.
The other contenders for the honour are Paris Saint-Germain’s Salvatore Sirigu, Marseille shot-stopper Steve Mandanda and Stephane Ruffier of Saint Etienne.
The awards are organised by the French Professional Footballers’ Association and the winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on May 11.
And in a related development, Super Eagles’ midfielder, Mikel Obi, will on Sunday lead a set of other top Chelsea players who have not been enjoying regular playing time in the English Premier League back into action.
The other players are Frank Lampard, Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah will all be back for Chelsea in Sunday’s clash against Joseph Yobo’s Norwich City.
The quartet missed the Champions League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid – Lampard and Mikel were suspended, Matic and Salah ineligible – while Ramires serves the second of his four-match ban.
Captain John Terry (ankle), Eden Hazard (calf) and Samuel Eto’o (knee) featured against Atletico despite recent injuries, while Oscar (hip) was on the bench, with all four fitness concerns and goalkeeper Petr Cech (shoulder) out.