Super Eagles striker, Henry Onyekuru has lost his mother, Jessy Onyekuru, to the cold hands of death.
The news of his mother's death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on their verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, March 7.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of @ng_supereagles forward, @c.henry7 , following the sad passing of his dear mother. May her soul Rest In Peace," the statement said.
His Turkish club, Galatasaray have also issued a press statement on the death of Onyekuru’s mother.
“The painful day of Henry Onyekuru. 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.”