Former Nigerian football player, Emmanuel Emenike, says he is in pain as he shares a video of himself in a hospital bed.In the video posted on his verified Instagram page in the early hours of Wednesday, the footballer complained about “too much” pain.
In the short and muted clip, the hunky striker laid on a hospital bed with a cannula embedded into the back of his palm while he was being administered intravenous fluids by a medic.
Emenike, however, didn’t state the nature of his illness, but according to him, his heart could not carry it anymore.
“God is good, the pain is too much for me, and my heart cannot carry it anymore,” he captioned the video.
Hours later, Emenike took down the post from his page.
Before it was deleted, the post had garnered several well-wishes from former Super Eagles teammates like Ogenyi Onazi, Vincent Enyeama and Nwankwo Kanu, alongside many star entertainers.
Emenike made his international debut in a friendly against Sierra Leone in Lagos in February 2011. He would get his first goal for Nigeria in a 4-1 mauling of a second-string Argentina side in Abuja later that year.
He was the top scorer at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa, helping Nigeria lift its much-awaited third continental trophy.
He made 37 appearances for the Super Eagles and scored nine goals before retiring from the national team in 2015.