Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru lost his mother Jesy Onyekuru as confirmed by his Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray in the early hours of this morning.
“We have learned with great sadness that our footballer, Henry Onyekuru’s precious mother, Jessy Onyekuru,” the club tweeted.
“We share the pain of Henry Onyekuru and his family and extend our condolences and patience.”
Onyekuru himself made no statement but uploaded a picture of a lighted candle with different emoji;
He is on loan from French Ligue 1 side Monaco, his third spell at the Turkish giants. He has scored five goals in 12 appearances for Galatasaray since moving in January.
The Nigerian Football Federation mourned with Onyekuru and his family.
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