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Okocha,Kanu, others empathize with ailing Emmanuel Emenike

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Former BBC African footballer of the year, Austin Okocha, and former African footballer of the year, Kanu Nwankwo has empathised with Emmanuel Emenike who has been admitted in an undisclosed hospital, The Trumpet gathered.

Emenike who played for Super Eagles in the 2013 AFCON tournament and was the highest goal scorer for Nigeria recently uploaded a video of himself being treated for an undisclosed ailment in an undisclosed hospital.

The former Fenerbahce forward until recently played for Waterloo captioned the video, “God is good, the pain is too much for me and my heart cannot carry it anymore.”

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However, reacting to the ugly incident, Nigerian football legends and stars have trooped to their Instagram accounts to send sympathetic messages, Daily Post reported.

Austin Okocha wrote, “Get well soon Nwanne.”

Kanu Nwankwo said, “Get well my brother. God is with you

Sodje wrote, “Hey bro get well soon.”

Ogenyi Onazi said, “Get well soon Kral.”

Emenike, who announced his retirement from Super Eagles on October 20, 2015, had on 13th October 2013, scored a double to hand Super Eagles a 2-1 lead in the first-leg of the last round of the World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.

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