Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has revealed that his late father, Felix Ndukwu Emenike, convinced him to play for Nigeria and not any other country.
The Fenerbahce of Turkey star also revealed that his father was his greatest adviser ever and he will greatly miss him for that.
Emmanuel Emenike and Keshi
Pa Emenike will be buried in Imo State today.
“I will miss my father for his advice. He was the one who compelled me to play for Nigeria as he warned me not to honour invitation to play for any country no matter what,” Emenike recalled.
“He told me I will be great, and after the AFCON 2013, he asked me if I regretted playing for Nigeria, I just smiled and said ‘no’.”
Emenike continued: “He always showed me the right way, and I have never regretted any of his advice. This is a man who has seen a brighter future for me and he always told me, my life begins after football.
“My elder brothers and the people in the community convinced him to let me choose football. He blessed my first trip to South Africa, and today I am living in his blessings. But I am sad he’s gone!”