Keshi consoles Emenike
Written by Taiwo Adediran on June 1, 2015
Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has moved to commiserate with striker Emmanuel Emenike over the death of his father.
Emenike who has endured a tumultuous season with Turkish club Fernabahce will miss this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad.
The forward who is considered as an important member of the Super Eagles since breaking into the squad in 2011 received words of comfort from Keshi.
“I can imagine what Emma is going through at the moment, the pain and the sense of loss that comes with losing someone as close and dear as one’s father.
“On behalf of every member of the Super Eagles, including the coaches, backroom staff and the players currently in camp here in Abuja, I want to console him and ask him to be strong for those Pa Emenike Ndukwu has left behind. We ask God to also strengthen him and comfort him,” Keshi was quoted as saying by the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Emenike was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The 28-year-old, who was also part of the Super Eagles squad that reached the round of 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, has been capped 35 times by Nigeria at senior level.