The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it has asked for landing rights for Victor Osimhen so that the Lille FC striker who lost his father on Saturday, could fly home for his father’s burial.
Mr. Patrick Osimhen, 80, died in Lagos on Saturday night following a brief illness.President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick said on Sunday: “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 landing permit but we are yet to get this. However, we are still on it and hopeful for the sake of the young lad.
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The Nigerian forward has scored 19 goals in all competitions for French Ligue 1 club, Lille OSC this season, prompting keen interest from top teams in England and Germany for his services.