Nigerian and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen has tasted the terrible side of death, as his dad has passed on. The 21-year-old striker’s father surrendered to death on Sunday morning 24th May, 2020. The Super Eagles striker took to social media on Sunday morning to unveil the miserable news backed with a broken heart emoticon.
“RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted.
The striker is presently an orphan having already lost his mom at a youthful age.
Thinking back what his father did for him, the 21 year old reviewed how his dad helped him and his kin regardless of the difficult circumstance they went through as kids.
“I lost my mom in October, I do not even remember the year. I was small. Three months later, my father lost his job. It was very hard for our family,”
He further said:
“My brother sold sports newspapers, my sister, oranges in the street and me, bottled water in Lagos in the middle of the traffic. We have to survive so we stick together.
“In the evening, we were all together and we gathered the money on the table. We gave everything to our big sister and she made food and organized everything”
“Part of my life has been a struggle to survive. But that’s all I am today in the end. It’s hard to classify all but each event has created my personality. “
Osimhen had a fabulous debut season at Lille subsequent to signing a five-year contract from Sporting Charleroi, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances over all rivalries.
He finished the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season as top scorer in Christophe Galtier’s group, contributing 13 goals and four assists in 27 games as they completed fourth in the league table.
During the campaign, he was named the Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September.
Osimhen was part of the Super Eagles’ team that won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, overseeing just 45 minutes in the competition as a second-half substitute for Odion Ighalo in the third-place match against Tunisia.
He has scored three goals after two games to help Nigeria’s odds of meeting all requirements for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as they sit at the top of Group L.