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Enyeama reveals secret behind 2013 Afcon triumph

Nigeria's 2013 Afcon win

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has attributed Nigeria’s success at the 2013 African Cup of Nations to the unity that existed between the players and coach Stephen Keshi.

The legendary goalkeeper hailed late Keshi who he called ‘a guy man’ adding that the big boss related well with his players.

The Super Eagles ended a 19-year wait for the Afcon trophy after dispatching Ivory Coast and Mali in the knockout stages to beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy.

Enyeama says Keshi had a special relationship with his players which led to Nigeria's 2013 Afcon triumph
Enyeama says Keshi had a special relationship with his players which led to Nigeria’s 2013 Afcon triumph (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

Enyeama credited the team bond and relationship that existed between the players and Keshi as the main reason Nigeria won the 2013 Afcon, nearly seven years ago in South Africa.

Speaking to Talk Talk sport, Enyeama said: “We were a small family, were not the best set like the golden generation of the Amokachi, Jay Jay, Finidi George, Peter Rufai but we had a very great bond that you would love to be part of”.

“Yobo was there, it was amazing, osaze was there, Ike Uche was there, Ideye was there, Emenike was there, it was joy, I’m so happy to have been part of that group.

Vincent Enyeama is Nigeria’s most capped player with 101 appearances. He captained the Super Eagles to Afcon glory in South Africa.


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