Galatasaray star and Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has lost his mother Jessy Onyekuru.
The Turkish Super Lig club condoled with the player in a post across its social media platforms on Wednesday.
“We have learnt with great sadness that our footballer, Henry Onyekuru’s precious mother, Jessy Onyekuru is dead.
“We share the pain of Henry Onyekuru and his family, and extend our condolences,” the club’s message read.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have also sent condolences to Onyekuru, praying for the repose of the departed soul.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of @NGSuperEagles forward, @henryconyekuru, following the sad passing of his dear mother. May her soul Rest In Peace,” the NFF said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Onyekuru was on duty for the Super Eagles in the recent AFCON qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Earlier in the year another Super Eagles player John Ogu lost his mother Obiageli Ogu (nee Eboh).