By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF has sympathised with Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen following the demise of his father.
Osimhen announced the passing away of his father on Saturday via his Twitter handle; @victorosimhen9. ”Rip Dad no words to describe this feeling.”
NFF Boss, Amaju Pinnick on behalf of the federation expressed heartfelt sympathy during his trying times for the player and pledged the support of the federation.
“I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigerian Football family. His club, Lille OSC of France have given him a private aircraft to come to Nigeria to be with his family and probably for the burial rites. We have applied for landing permit but we are yet to get this. However, we are still on it and hopeful for the sake of the young lad”.
“The loss of either parent is usually a moment of heartbreak for anyone. We condole with Victor [Osimhen] at this moment and pray that God will grant his late father eternal rest, while also granting the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.”
Nigerian Sports Minister, Mr. Dare Sunday also expressed heart felt sympathy to the 20-year old’s family on the death of the patriarch on his Twitter handle.
”Condolence: Our hearts go out to Victor Osimhen @victorosimhen9 Nigerian national player and Lille forward over the loss of his father. I have spoken with him on the phone today to offer my condolences”
There is no news on the circumstances surrounding his death for now.
Kick442.com will be on ground to keep you up to date as the news develops.
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