The Nigeria Football Federation have commiserated with Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo following the death of his Father Paul Ighalo who passed away on Monday.
The Watford of England striker lost his father, Michael Paul Ighalo who was reported to have been slightly under the weather before giving up the ghost in the early hours of Monday, April 25.
The Nigeria football governing body NFF through its official twitter account sent words of condolence to the Ighalo who was on parade for Watford who failed t progress to the FA Cup final on Sunday with a defeat to Crystal Palace.
“Our thoughts at this time are with the family of @NGSuperEagles striker @ighalojude whose Father Paul just passed on. May his soul RIP.” NFF tweeted.
— The NFF (@thenff) April 25, 2016
Ighalo has since mourned his late father on instagram as he posted a black blank picture with the caption: ‘R.I.P Daddy’.
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.
The 2015 England top scorer who has 14 league goals to his name this season has struggled to find the back of the net since the turn of the New Year.
However, the former Granada man who has been has named in Nigeria’s provisional list to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has notched 17 goals in 38 games in all competitions this season.