Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has lost his 80-year old dad, Patrick Osimhen, after a brief illness.
The father of seven breathed his last on Saturday night and has been deposited in a private morgue in Lagos.
Andrew, who is the eldest child of the family, confirmed the demise of the septuagenarian in a brief phone chat.
According to Andrew: “We are appealing to Nigerians to remember us in prayers in this difficult time that our dad is gone to be with his maker.
“It’s hard to believe he’s no more.
“He was a lovely father to his children and friends alike.
“We thank God for a life well spent.
“Dad will be remembered for his good deeds.”
Victor, who is the last born of the family, took Twitter to bid his late father farewell.
He tweeted: “Rest in peace dad.
“No words to describe this feeling.”
Late Osimhen is survived by seven children.
They are Andrew, Samson, Gloria, Esther, Joy, Blessing and Super Eagles goal poacher Victor.
He lost his wife, Christiana Osimhen, in 2001 after a brief illness.
The family will in due course announce burial arrangement for their late dad, The Eagle Online was told.