Dike sad at Emenike’s Ea­gles retirement

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By Mansur Abubakar @mansur_112

Su­per Fal­cons striker, Court­ney Dike yes­ter­day ex­pressed sad­ness over the pre­ma­ture retirement of Ea­gles for­ward Em­manuel Emenike who an­nounced his exit from the na­tional team via so­cial me­dia site in­sta­gram on Mon­day.

The Cow­girl FC player added that the Al Ain striker should be proud of his achieve­ments with the team and re­mains a role model for up­com­ing play­ers.

“I am a bit sad that my cousin Em­manuel Emenike has re­tired from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball. You should know that you are a role model and have made ev­ery­one proud” Dike wrote on twit­ter.

Emenike wrote on Mon­day night, “No more Ea­gles ca­reer! Af­ter five great years, I am happy to an­nounce that I have put full-stop to my na­tional team ca­reer for the sake of na­tional peace.”

“It’s a plea­sure for me to have played for this great coun­try. I never re­gret­ted it and I think it’s the best time to end it. Mil­lion thanks to all the fans who have been very sup­port­ive dur­ing the good and bad times.

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