Nigerian international goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama caused an internet meltdown Sunday morning when he trended on Twitter.
The retired Super Eagles captain, whose 14-year international career was filled with unforgettable memories, got millions of fans on the edge when he became the no 1 trend in the wee hours of Sunday.
Ordinarily, this should be a cause for curiosity, even joy, but with the recent deaths of football greats Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu – both coming at the break of dawn – it was a bad time to trend and Nigerians made that clear in no uncertain terms.
It turned out the Lille LOSC goalie was celebrating his 10th wedding anniversary with wife Promise, an event he shared in this tweet on his handle (@vinpee).
The 33-year-old shot-stopper is presently celebrating the occasion with his adorable family in Dubai, but that tweet, though misconstrued, has overshadowed the great moment as the reactions go from panic to nostalgia and angst…
Oh no is Vincent Enyeama gone to???cos He's trend'n.
— George Carter Jr (@Jr_GeorgeCarter) June 12, 2016
I was so scared when I saw Vincent Enyeama trending ? thank God it's for a right reason?
— Favezz™ (@FavezZ_BmM) June 12, 2016
Just saw Vincent Enyeama nd i was lyk as it happen again bt i thank God is nt wat i think it is
— Aisha Musa (@Nanadeeva) June 12, 2016
Vincent Enyeama: My heart was on edge, when I saw him trending. Phew!!! #Congratulations
— ? Alvin Ikpe ? (@Alvinattor) June 12, 2016
woke up to see Vincent Enyeama trending on Twitter…Had to go on google search to confirm if… Thank God it wasn't what i thought
— Amuge David Onome (@Honormee) June 12, 2016
The last 2 times i woke up to see Nigeria ex footballer trending it was a sad news thank God Vincent Enyeama own is different.
— onyemachi (@GrPhelix) June 12, 2016
I woke up and Vincent Enyeama was trending and my heart cut for a second there……phew!!!
— Kinky Kiki (@ChipmunkFF) June 12, 2016
Aswear thank God oh, when I saw Vincent Enyeama trending was already confused, thank God he is not dead oh biko
— WiseOne (@Is_RAEL_) June 12, 2016
Vincent Enyeama ooooOh! Ok thank God trending for another reason. Make e no be say na synagogue we go call for deliverance.
— Koiki Olaseni (@senero10) June 12, 2016
This twitter sef… You are sick… How can Vincent Enyeama be trending with just 1tweet? Is something wrong with their rating app?
— Ismael (@lanreneville) June 12, 2016
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