French Ligue 1 club, Lille, have offered Victor Osimhen a private aircraft to travel to Nigeria for his father’s funeral rites.
Osimhen father, Mr Patrick Osimhen, 80, died in Lagos on Saturday night after a brief illness.
‘’I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigerian Football family, “Amaju Pinnick told the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation.
‘’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.”
Pinnick added: “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.”
Oismhen announced the passing of his dad on social media on Sunday morning.