Tears as Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Enyeama Loses Father

Tears as Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Enyeama Loses Father

  • Nigerian former professional goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has lost his father and coach, Phillip Enyeama.
  • The 41-year-old announced the passing away of his father via his Instagram handle on Saturday, February 24
  • In his tribute, Enyeama said he is proud to have been fathered by the man who played a significant role in his career

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has announced the death of his father, Phillip Enyeama.

He broke the news in a tribute alongside a video of himself and his late father playing table tennis on his Instagram page on Saturday, February 24.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama loses father
Enyeama mourns death of Father Photo credit: @vinpee
Source: Twitter

Enyeama, however, did not provide details of his late father’s age, place of death or cause.

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The sad news has rendered the retired goalkeeper an orphan after he lost his mother about 9 years ago in 2015.

The deceased, Coach Phillip Enyeama played a significant role in his son’s early training

In his tribute, one of Africa’s most celebrated goalkeepers wrote:

“To God be the glory for a life well spent. You were the reason a lot of people achieved what they achieved. You were selfless and generous. You stood in for many, you fought for many to achieve their dreams. I am proud to have been fathered by you. It’s a series. Your number was called. Farewell. God rest your soul in peace.”

Throwback video of Enyeama saving 4 penalties

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a video from the past that captured the incredible performance of Enyeama, who saved four penalties in one match, went viral on Twitter.

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The viral video revealed how he confidently faced the penalty takers and read their body language to anticipate their shooting direction.

Enyeama, who always wore a black jersey, had a remarkable career with the Super Eagles before he retired. He was one of the best goalkeepers in Africa and the world. Although Stanley Nwaballi has stepped into his shoes and is doing a great job, many fans still have a soft spot for Enyeama.

Source: Legit.ng

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