Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles and Lille star, buries father in Lagos

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles and Lille star, buries father in Lagos

- Victor Osimhen has finally buried his late father Patrick in Lagos

- Patrick Osimhen died on May 23 after brief illness

- Osimhen who plays for Lille took to social media to thank all who commiserated with him

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has thanked all the people who consoled his family after the death of his father who has been finally buried on Tuesday, June 23.

The death of Patrick Osimhen came as a shock for the Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Lille in France and explained that it will be difficult for him to forget his dad's demise.

Fans and well wishers then stormed the social media to console Victor Osimhen who was later given a leave by his French club for him to travel and see his family.

And since Victor Osimhen got to Lagos, the super striker and his family made good plans on their father's burial who was interred at the Omega memorial garden in Ojodu.

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After the burial which was done in Christian rites, Victor Osimhen took to social media to thank everyone for their messages and love on behalf of the family.

“The family (Osimhen) would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and love we have been given during our time of bereavement,'' Victor Osimhen explained on his twitter account.

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Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles and Lille star, buries father in Lagos
Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles and Lille star, buries father in Lagos (photo: Getty)
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Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move away from Lille with some Premier League side interested in his signature.

Earlier, had reported how Victor Osimhen's agent Osita Okolo stated emphatically that his client is not interested in a move to the Premier League in the coming transfer window.

The Nigerian striker has enjoined the season at French side Lille having joined them last summer from German side Charleroi as a replacement for Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe.

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Osimhen began his debut season in France with great skills which has attracted many clubs in Europe who are looking for his signature.

He scored 18 goals in all competitions with six assists for Lille before the season in France was cancelled because of coronavirus.

There were reports last week that Osimhen had agreed a deal to join Napoli in which the Nigerian angrily rubbished claiming that there was even no talks between him and the club.

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