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Emenike’s dad laid to rest

20 June 2015, 21:14

Abuja - Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike on Friday, laid his father to rest after the senior Emenike passed away last month.

Pa Felix Emenike Ndukwu, died at the age of 73 in May, in a hospital in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates after a brief illness and was buried in the town of Amakor-Amazano, in Isu-Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

Present at the funeral on Friday were Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, his assistant, Valere Houandinou, Super Eagles stars; Kenneth Omeruo, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi and Joel Obi.

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Also present were NFF spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, musician, Kcee, and comic actor, Charles Awurum. The Nigeria Football Supporters Club was also represented at the funeral.

Emenike, who currently plays for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Liga was a member of the Africa Cup of Nations winning squad of 2013, but has recently fallen out of favour in the national team as he has not be called for the Super Eagles’ most recent games.

The 28-year also had a difficult season in Turkey, and has constantly been linked with a move away.
He scored four goals en route to helping Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.


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