Vincent Enyeama Saturday returned to action for the first time in over seven months.
The former Super Eagles captain played for Lille’s U-18s in their 3-1 win over Croix in the French fourth tier.
Enyeama, who has been the club’s number one goalie, sustained a knee injury in April and has been sidelined for closed to eight months.
However, the goalkeeper has fought his way back to full fitness after undergoing surgery.
The then Enyimba goalkeeper posted a picture of himself after the game in his team’s dressing room with a message of gratitude beneath it on his Twitter handle.
He wrote, “God has been so faithful. 7 months and some weeks,God has taken me up. I had my 1st game.I want to thank everyone that worked for this day to happen.God bless you all.”
There has been speculations that the 35-year-old could be recalled to help Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.