Former Super Eagles Captain Vincent Enyeama, and ten other players, have been frozen out of Lille have been told by new Coach Marcelo Bielsa to look for clubs elsewhere as they will not be part of his plan for the new Ligue 1 campaign in France.
All the affected players were asked by the former Argentina, Chile and Marseille gaffer recently appointed at Lille to stay away from the club’s pre-season which began on Monday through an SMS.
Other African players not wanted anymore at the French club include; Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu, Tunisia’s Naim Sliti and Cote d’Ivoire’s Junior Tallo. Burkina Faso’s international goalkeeper Herve Koffi appointed this summer was not affected by the purge.
Also affected by the purge include; Portugal’s Euro 2016 hero Eder, France international Rio Mavuba, Julian Palmieri, Montenegro international Marko Basa, Éric Bauthéac, Lenny Nangis and Marvin Martin.