Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has welcomed the signing of Burkina Faso global Herve Koffi through the French Ligue 1 aspect, Lille.
Koffi, 20, left Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas and penned a long-term contract with the three-time French champions on Wednesday.
Enyeama, who joined Lille in June 2011 and has made 164 appearances, mentioned he was once delighted with the arrival of every other African goalkeeper.
“Koffi is a fantastic young goalkeeper and i’m very proud to peer every other African come to the membership,” Enyeama informed BBC game on Thursday.
“It’s coronary heart-warming to look a young African goalkeeper earn a transfer to Europe; it says quite a bit about his features.
“My advice to him is that he must focal point on what has brought him to France, preserve working exhausting and concentrate on his job.
“I’ll be to be had to help him settle and give him all the necessary support he needs.”
Koffi arrives in Lille with an outstanding popularity as one of the continent’s most interesting goalkeepers when it comes to one-on-one situations.
other African gamers who have used Lille as a springboard to greater things embody Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, Nigerian Peter Odemwingie, Senegal striker Moussa Sow and Cameroon’s Jean Makoun.
Koffi joined ASEC Mimosas from Racing club de Bobo-Dioulasso in his native Burkina Faso in December 2015 and helped the membership to the 2017 Ivorian title.
Then his u . s . a . 0.33-possibility goalkeeper, Koffi made his international debut as a late change against Uganda in March 2016.
He eventually took over the number 1 jersey from veteran Daouda Diakité in October ultimate yr.
Koffi has stored intention for the Stallions in their final 9 internationals and performed all six matches because the Burkinabe finished 0.33 at this 12 months’s Africa Cup of countries in Gabon.