Super Eagles forward , Victor Osimhen , has arrived in Lagos State for his father ’ s burial .
Sources close to the player told
us he arrived on Monday with other Super Eagles players .
Osimhen lost his father , Patrick, on Saturday after a brief illness .
“ He is around .
He came in today .
He came with some Eagles players .
They landed in Lagos (private wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
The Nigeria Football Federation had on Saturday said Osimhen’ s club , Lille , have given him a private aircraft to come to Nigeria for his father ’ s burial .
President of the NFF , Mr. Amaju Pinnick , 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 a landing permit.
“ 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. ”
After helping Nigeria lift the 2015 FIFA U – 17 World Cup in Chile, Osimhen sealed a move to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg where he played 14 top – flight games in two seasons .
He struggled to establish himself in the German city and thus , secured a move to Belgium , where he played the entire 2018 /19 season and scored 12 goals in 25 league matches.
Subsequently , he was signed by Lille as Nicolas Pepe ’ s replacement, who had moved to Arsenal in the off – season.
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