Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen loses father


Nigerian footballer and Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has lost his father, Patrick Osimhen. Osimhen, 21, took to his official Twitter handle to break the news of his father’s demise. “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted.

His French Ligue 1 team also commiserated with the 2015 U-17 World Cup winner over the incident, assuring him of the club’s support in this “difficult time.”

“Today we learned with great sadness of the passing of @victorosimhen9 ‘s father,” the French side tweeted. “The entire LOSC family is joined in grief with Victor and his family. He has our full support during this difficult time.”

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also tweeted on its official handle, condoling the striker over his father’s death. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time,” the football body said. “Take heart and stay strong.”


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