The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has commiserated with Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo over the loss of his father.
“I know that no amount of words can console you at this moment. But I want you to know that the NFF and the Nigeria football family are mourning with you at this period. It is always tough to lose a parent. But I want you to be strong at this period and be there for younger members of the family. That is very important,” NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, said to the Watford player on Monday.
According to the Odion his father Paul Ighalo reportedly died in the early hours of Monday, only two days after complaining of weakness.
The bereaved 26-year-old, who was still shocked spoke to thenff.com, and revealed the last conversation he had with his father before he passed on.
He said: “I’m short of words at this moment. I can’t believe my dad is no more. I spoke to him on Saturday and he prayed for me. I never knew that would be the last time we would have a father-and-son conversation. I’m going to miss him a great deal because he has been the greatest motivator for me in my career.”