Vincent Enyeama the former Captain and goalkeeper of Super Eagles is pleased to welcome Burkina Faso keeper Herve Koffi to be part of Lille. Koffi who is now 20 have been with the ASEC Mimosas’ Ivorian giants and signed a contract with the 3-time French champion last Wednesday.
Enyeama said that it is a great pleasure to have another goalkeeper from Africa. Enyeama have made one hundred sixty four appearances and have been part of Lille since June 2011. He also added that he is very happy to have an African as part of the club and he stated that Koffi is an extraordinary goalkeeper.
He also uttered that it is uplifting to have a young goalkeeper from Africa and suddenly made a mark in Europe. He advised Koffi to concentrate and work hard and think of the reason why he was brought to France and make this as his inspiration. He makes sure also that he will always be there for him and give all the support he needs. Koffi has a good reputation when he became part of Lille. He is also known to be one of the finest goalkeepers in the continent as far as one on one situation is concerned.
Other players from Africa who have made Lille as their beginning point for bigger things were Cameroon’s Jean Makoun, Moussa Sow, Senegal striker, forward of Ivory Coast, Gervinho and Nigerian Ozase Peter Odemwingie.
Koffi who has been connected with ASEC Mimosas in Burkina Faso in December of 2015 have helped the team in the Ivorian Title 2017. He has been also a late substitute last March 2016 in opposition to Uganda and this marked as his debut internationally. Last year of October, he took up the jersey number one from Daouda Diakité, veteran.
During the last Stallion’s international, Koffi kept his goal and have played the six matches making Burkinabe third place in the Africa Cup of Nations happened in Gabon.