Bereaved Enyeama ‘Sorry’ For Missing Tanzania Clash

Bereaved Enyeama ‘Sorry’ For Missing Tanzania Clash

By Nurudeen Obalola:
Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has written an emotion-laden statement on Instagram to describe his sorrow at both losing his mother and missing the key Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on Saturday.
Enyeama withdrew from the match on Wednesday for ‘personal reasons’ that were initially not disclosed. But it emerged later in the day that the Lille goalkeeper had lost his mother, when former Super Eagles media officer Colin Udoh tweeted the sad news.
Although he did not mention his late mother, Enyeama’s post on Instagram late on Wednesday night was raw with emotion, the words dripping with pain.
“So sorry I won’t make it out there to wear this shirt,” Enyeama wrote below an artist’s impression of himself in a Super Eagles shirt.
“So sorry that I won’t be standing there singing the anthem of my sweet NIGERIA. #WEARENIGERIA. I wish that this darkness didn’t come in daylight. I wish that I could turn back the hands of time. I wish, I just wish that I could take away this pain. Let the rain wash away this pain.”
Regarded as a hero by Nigerians following brilliant performances for the country, Enyeama’s compatriots displayed their sympathy with him with messages of support and prayers in comments under the post.
In Enyeama’s absence, Ahmed Musa is expected to captain the Super Eagles in Tanzania, while Carl Ikeme is expected to make his debut in goal.


  • adolphus 3 years ago

    So sorry for the loss of your dear mother Vincent. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. See you in the next games.

  • Edochie ONUORA 3 years ago

    May her soul rest in peace, take heart man.

  • Ini Asuquo 3 years ago

    take heart for this great lost may her gentle soul rest in peace

  • I send my condolense message to our first choice Super eagles goalkeeper on the demise of his mother. I pray that God will grant you and the family the fortitude to bear the irrepairable lost and grant the decease eternal rest. Hope to see you in our next game.

  • alalade abiola maxwell 3 years ago

    Senior Man I am really sorry for your loss.
    May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

  • Sorry Boss, God will comfort you and the rest of your family.

  • Sorry Enyeama

  • Nduese Douglas 3 years ago

    Oh Inem, be consoled in the Lord who gave her to you.