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ENYEAMA THANKS DIJON DESPITE FAILED MOVE

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed his profound gratitude to Dijon despite failed talks between him and the French Ligue 1 side.

According to the BBC, the 36-year-old impressed during the short period with the Les Rouges but talks broke down on Tuesday evening regarding the terms of the deal.

“I want to thank the people of Dijon for the warm and excellent reception and the opportunity they gave me to train with their first team,” Enyeama wrote on social media.

“I have only good words and memories of you guys. I wish you all the best for the season. Go and show the championship what a great family you are. Good luck.”

As he ponders his next move, the two-time winner of the Caf Champions League with Enyimba in 2003 and 2004 believe the short time at Dijon had some positives despite the eventual outcome.

“It was a wonderful period that made me realise that I can still play football at the highest level; that I can still win matches for my side. The [Dijon] players, coaches and medical staff were very wonderful,” he said.

Enyeama enjoyed success in Israel with rivals Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel-Aviv. The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner then moved to Lille 2011, winning the French Ligue 1 African Player of the Season in 2014.

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