NFF, Lille Commiserate with Victor Osimhen over Death of Father

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and League 1 side Lille OSC have commiserated with Super Eagles Forward Victor Osimhen who lost his Father on Sunday.

The 21-year- old took to his Twitter account to announce the demise of his father on Sunday morning.

“RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen wrote on his Twitter handle.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Take heart and stay strong @victorosimhen9.” wrote NFF on their Twitter handle in response Osimhen tweet.

A statement issued by President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick read: “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.”

Lille OSC tweeted “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.”

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