French side, Lille, has offered their top striker, Victor Osimhen, a private jet to help convey him to Nigeria, so he can attend the funeral of his late father.
The striker posted on his Twitter handle, the following words, “RIP dad. No words to describe this feeling.”
On his part, Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has also expressed his sympathies for Osimhen’s loss.
“I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigerian Football family,” Pinnick said.
“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.”
His 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.”