Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama buried his late mother Lucy on Saturday in his hometown of Urua Inyang, Akwa Ibom State.
The late Mrs Enyeama died in September as the Super Eagles prepared to take on Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, which made Vincent unable to show up in camp.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was represented by a strong delegation led by its president Mr Amaju Pinnick, who extolled the values that the goalkeeper’s mother cherished in her lifetime.
“One of those children that our dear mother, Mrs Lucy Enyeama, left behind is Vincent, one of the best goalkeepers in the world for several years now, a three –time FIFA World Cup star and winner of the Africa Cup of Nations, as well as several other accomplishments,” Pinnick said.
“The Nigeria football fraternity appreciates how much our Captain must be grieving at this period. His mother, Mrs Lucy Philip Enyeama was a very caring and compassionate parent, who gave her children much love and support during her lifetime.”
The burial rites of late Mrs Lucy Enyeama began on Friday with a Night of Songs at the Christ The King Church (CKC), Barracks Road, Uyo, and there would be thanksgiving at the same venue on Sunday.
Top Government officials of Akwa Ibom state present at Saturday’s burial mass were the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Deputy Governor Mr. Moses Ekpo (MFR) and the Secretary to the State Government, Sir Etekamba Umoren.
Also present at the event were NFF Executive Committee member, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, former Super Eagles’ skipper Joseph Yobo and the President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, among other eminent personalities.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
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