Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo lost his father, Michael Ighalo in the early hours of Monday, April 25.
The Watford striker has since mourned his late father on instagram as he posted a black blank picture with the caption: ‘R.I.P Daddy’.
The senior Ighalo was said to have been slightly under the weather before giving up the ghost on Monday morning.
The 26-year old had always attributed his success on the pitch to God and his family, which he has maintained has been his driving force.
He has however experienced a goal drought in recent games, but has 17 goals in all competitions in 38 games in all competitions this season.
He has also been included in Nigeria’s provisional list to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.