Sadly, both Enyeama and Howard have kissed the World Cup goodbye.
The Super Eagles Assistant Captain, Vincent Enyeama, has been rated as the second best goalkeeper by Opta after the second round of matches at the on-going FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Enyeama with 22 saves is rated second behind American goalkeeper, Tim Howard, who has a total of 27 saves with 15 of them coming in the game against Belgium.
Sadly, both Enyeama and Howard have kissed the World Cup goodbye as their heroics were inadequate to keep their country going in Brazil.
The sterling performance of Enyeama, who was the last keeper to concede a goal in Brazil, has understandably been widely applauded by everybody including former Super Eagles skipper, Austin Okocha.
Okocha stated via Twitter that Enyeama was Nigeria’s best performer at the World Cup followed by Turkey-based striker, Emmanuel Emenike.
“Enyeama was Nigeria’s best in the World cup. Followed by Emenike who worked selflessly, even without a goal. Just my view. Who’s your best?” Okocha tweeted on his page, @IamOkocha, on Thursday.
Nigeria was sent packing from the World Cup in the Round of 16, after conceding two late goals to France on Monday.
Nonetheless, the Eagles did make some progress, recording the first win for Nigeria after 16 years by beating Bosnia 1-0 in their second Group F game.
The Coach Stephen Keshi tutored side will also take consolation in the fact that they also equalled the previous best feat of making it to the last 16 recorded in Nigeria’s first two attempts in United States (1994) as well as in France (1998).