Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has lost his mother, Jessy Onyekuru.
This was disclosed in a tweet by Onyekuru’s Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray on Wednesday.
“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.”
No details were given on the cause of her death.
Onyekuru recently returned to the eagles squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
The 25-year-old featured in both games as the Eagles clinched a spot for the biennial event holding in Cameroon next year.