Sports Minister commiserates with Victor Osimhen on father’s demise

Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare

The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has commiserated with Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen over the passing of his father Patrick Osimhen.

Osimhen announced the passing of his father, Mr. Patrick Osimhen on his social media handle.

Patrick Osimhen, 80, passed away in Lagos State on Saturday after a brief illness.

The Minister who revealed he spoke with Osimhen on Sunday, also took to Twitter account to show his support for the young lad.

“Our hearts go out to Victor Osimhen @victorosimhen9 Nigerian national player and Lille forward over the loss of his father. I have spoken with him on the phone today to offer my condolences,” Dare said.

The 21-year-old striker who scored 18 goals for Lille in all competitions this season is expected to be back in the country after his club offered a private jet to bring him to Nigeria.