The football family have literally converged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for the burial of the late mum of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.
Some of the familiar faces in Uyo include the former captain of the Super Eagles Joseph Yobo as well as NFF President Amaju Pinnick and other executives of the football federation.
Enyeama, 33 confessed that he would sorely miss his late mother as she was a strong pillar in his football career.
“I am shattered and devastated because my mother was my pillar. She was full of life and showed no signs of illness before she died so this is quite difficult to take,” the goalkeeper told supersport.com.
Enyeama is the most capped footballer in the history of Nigerian football (101 appearances for the Super Eagles) and has played at three Fifa World Cups in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
He was also part of the Nigeria side that won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title in South Africa in 2013 and he pointed out the role his late mother played in his numerous career successes.
“My mother was always there for me handing me important pieces of advice and always praying for me.
“In the most difficult moments of my life, she was always there, and there is no way I would have achieved all I have if it wasn’t for her influence in my life,” he said