Vincent Enyeama buries mom


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The final burial ceremony of late Mrs Lucy Enyeama, the mother of Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has taken place in Urua Inyang, Akwa Ibom state, the hometown of the Enyeamas on Saturday.

The burial rites of the late Mrs Enyeama commenced on Friday with a wake-keep tagged Night of Songs held at the Christ Church,Barracks Road, Uyo, which will also host the thanksgiving service for the soul of the departed on Sunday.

Mrs. Enyeama died prior to the Super Eagles 2017 AFCON qualifier game against Tanzania in September which kept Vincent Enyeama from the game in Dar es Salaam.

The burial ceremony was graced by eminent personalities in Akwa Ibom state led by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Other officials of the state in attendance included the Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo and Secretary to the State Government, Sir Etekamba Umoren.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s delegation to the burial ceremony was led by the president, Amanju Pinnick, which is a testament to the level of success achieved by Mrs Enyeama’s son, Vincent.

Attesting to this fact, Pinnick said:   “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.”

Eulogising late Madam Enyeama’s virtues while she was alive, Pinnick noted, “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 NFF’s delegation also included President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters’ Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo; NFF Executive Committee member, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu; immediate past Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, and other distinguished personalities.

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