Vincent Enyeama: Lille is a learning curve for me

The Nigeria goalkeeper has said that moving to the French giants has been a big challenge and he hopes to get good life lessons there

Nigeria first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says his move to former French champions Lille is a learning curve for his career.

Enyeama, after his time in Nigeria with Ibom Stars, Enyimba and Heartland joined Hapoel Tel Aviv after a two year stint at Bnei Yehuda where he played in goal for four years with more than one hundred appearances for the club.

At the start of the just concluded football season, he took what many saw as a step up in his career by joining French champions Lille but after one full year, he has had just a handful of games as he has had to play second fiddle to first choice Mickael Landreau.

Enyeama told that he understands that Lille is a bigger challenge than Hapoel Tel Aviv but life always has lessons to teach.

“We must agree that Lille is a bigger club than where I was before but things happen for a reason,” he said.

“I want to take my move to Lille as a learning curve for me. I believe there are lessons to learn and things happen for other things to happen.

“Disappointments like this can only push me closer to my destiny and I will just keep moving forward and taking one day at a time.

“People expected me to have been the star man at Lille but in life such things happen. It’s one of the bends in my career,” Enyeama said.

Enyeama says he is right now not dwelling too much on Lille but on the Super Eagles as they strive to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and the World Cup in 2014.