Regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers that Africa has produced, “Vinny” as he is also known has played for Enyimba, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Lille in his career.
He joined the Great Danes from Isreali club Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2011, making 164 appearances.
In the 2013-14 season, he was named the French Ligue 1 African Player of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper to earn the prize after helping his side with 17 clean sheets from 35 league games.
He played at three FIFA World Cup tournaments for Nigeria (2002, 2010 and 2014).
It couldn’t have been anyone else than the Almighty God Himself who’s kept me alive, healthy and strong, getting more experience in this life’s journey and adding more days to my life on earth,” the 2013 AFCON winner write Twitter.
“God bless the day my mother.