Ex-Super Eagles striker Emenike battles unknown ailment

He was al.so an important figure for the Super Eagles and was part of the Nigerian team to win the African Cup of Nations in 2013
Ex-Super Eagles striker Emenike battles unknown ailment
Emmanuel Emenike

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has opened up on his battle with an unknown ailment.

The former West Ham striker shared a video of himself on a hospital bed while being administered an IV drip.

Emenike who didn't state the nature of his illness told his 280 thousand Instagram followers that his heart can't bear the pain anymore.

The 34-year-old captioned the video, “God is good, the pain is too much for me and my heart can not carry it anymore.”

The likes of Super Eagles icon, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Ogenyi Onazi, Cubana Chief Priest, and singer Kcee, have led a long list of well-wishes in the comment section.

Born on May 10, 1987, Emenike began his footballing career in Delta State with Delta Force FC before moving to Europe where he played for the likes of Fenerbahçe, Spartak Moscow, Olympiacos, as well as West Ham United in the Premier League.

He was also an important figure for the Super Eagles and was part of the Nigerian team to win the African Cup of Nations in 2013 – Nigeria's first continental victory since 1994.

Emenike netted four crucial goals for the late Stephen Keshi's side and he was named to the team of the 2013 AFCON tournament.

He announced his retirement from the Super Eagles on 20 October 2015.

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