Club arranges aircraft to fly Eagle’s forward to mourn father in Nigeria
Super Eagles and Lille Fooball Club striker, Victor Osimhen who lost his father to brief illness on Saturday night had received condolence messages from both the Nigeria Football Federation and Lille Football Club, to mourn the departed Elder Patrick Osimhen.
The 21-year old on his Twitter handle: @victorosimhen9 tweeted, “RIP dad, no words to describe this feeling,” on Sunday morning
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick in a condolence greetings in a statement to the former VfL Wolfsburg player detailed as, “I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigeria 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.”
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner in Chile received a similar message from his French Ligue 1 club side, Lille as, “Today we learned with great sadness of the passing of @victorosimhen9’s father.
The entire LOSC family is joined in grief with Victor and his family. He has our full support during this difficult time.”
The Super Eagles striker has been slugging it out with life both on the pitch and off pitch almost a decade. It was gathered that he first lost his mother, Christiana in 2011. It was his outstanding performance with Emmanuel Amuneke-led Golden Eaglets squad at 2015 FIFA World Cup in Chile that brought him to football limelight .
Osimhen was with the Super Eagles team that clinched Bronze in the latest edition of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Football Competition held in Egypt in 2019. He also won Gold with U-23 team at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Senegal.
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