Echiejile, Enyeama leave French clubs by mutual consent

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French Ligue 1 sides AS Monaco and Lille OSC have parted ways with Nigerian duo of Elderson Echiejile and Vincent Enyeama.

Both clubs announced the end of their relationships with Echiejile and Enyeama on Friday.

Enyeama’s seven-year period at Lille came to an end after the club announced that they have agreed with the 36-year-old Nigerian stopper to bring to a halt their contract.

The club stated via their website: “Vincent Enyeama and LOSC separate.”

The former Enyimba man will be remembered for his feat in 2013/14 season of almost equalling Gaetan Huard’s record for most consecutive minutes without conceding in the French top division.

Enyeama has taken time to pen an emotional statement to the club and their supporters expressing “happiness and joy” for the seven years he spent at Les Dogues.

“I thank the Lille supporters for their incredible support during these seven years, which have been for me years of happiness and joy.

“You will always have a special place in my heart. Your songs and cries will remain serious forever. Also to all the employees of the LOSC, to the medical staff, with a particular mention for all the reserve team of N2, medical staff, Thibaut, France, Aurelien, Damien and a very special thought for Greg Wimbee and Jean-Pierre Mottet, who have always been there for me. I will never forget you,” he said.

Defender Echiejile has found it hard to break into AS Monaco’s first-team since he made the switch from SC Braga in 2014.

“AS Monaco and Elderson have terminated by mutual agreement the contract that binds them as of today. AS Monaco wishes him good luck for the rest of his career,” the French side stated in a brief statement.

The 30-year-old left-back has been farmed out on loan to Standard Liege, Sporting Gijon, Sivasspor and Cercle Brugge in the past four seasons.

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