Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, has been offered a private jet by his club to visit his family in Nigeria following the death of his father.
The French Ligue 1 side forward announced the death of his father on his Twitter account on Sunday.
Osimhen tweeted, “RIP dad. No words to describe this feeling.”
The Club in a statement released noted that it has given the striker a private aircraft to come to Nigeria, but the landing permit is yet to be approved.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, in his reaction commiserated with the former Sporting Charleroi star.
He said, “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.”
Osimhen’s club Lille also mourned the death of the father of their top striker.
“Today we learned with great sadness of the passing of Osimhen’s father.”
“The entire LOSC family is joined in grief with Victor and his family. He has our full support during this difficult time.”