Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and ex-media office of the Nigerian national team, Idah Peterside has been blessed with his first baby, after ten years of marriage.
The baby’s arrival surely makes for a case of fairy tales for Peterside, who runs Christ Ambassadors Church in South Africa, whose members fondly referred to their pastor’s wife as ‘Mma Emi.’
However, behind the amity, smiles and gentleness of Mrs Emi Idah Peterside was a touch of disability, as she became blind in 2014.
His marriage with Emi was without child before the disabling affliction showed up, with a real test of his faith and his continued commitment to the service of God.
Nonetheless, Peterside stood by his heartthrob through thick and thin, lending words and hands of support to keep the fire of love going.
After a prolong absence from the minister’s corner, her subsequent return brought with it helping hands to the pulpit for the player-turned-pastor.
The former Iwuayanwu Nationale of Owerri shot-stopper, who is now a pastor and soccer analyst of television based in South Africa, took to social media to give God all glory for making his long sought dream come true.
He added that it is good news for him to also be able to reveal that the mother and child are both healthy after the period of labour, following which he was the first person to carry the baby.
Peterside wrote: “We give God the glory that after 10 years 21 days of marriage God has finally blessed us with our first child. Mother and baby are fine.”