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.
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.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also tweeted on its official handle, extending their condolences to the striker over his father’s death.
Mr Patrick who hails from Esan South East Local Government area of Edo State died after sickness and has been on admission to a hospital for the past two weeks.
Osimhen’s mother had passed on in October 2011 and the player is the last child of the family with seven children.
The former Wolfsburg player has had an impressive debut season with The Mastiffs after netting 18 goals in 38 matches since joining them last summer from the Belgian side, Sporting Charleroi.
He has scored 13 goals in the French Ligue one as Christophe Galtier’s team ended fourth on the log. In September 2019, he won the French Ligue 1 Player of the Month gong for his sterling showings.
Osimhen won bronze with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, featuring only in the side’s third-place play-off against Tunisia.