The minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has commiserated with Super Eagles’ forward Ahmed Musa following his mother’s death at a hospital in Abuja yesterday.
Dalung expressed sadness saying her death was a huge loss to the striker who is one of the country’s best legs, about to begin preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations.
“I am saddened by the shocking news of the death of Ahmed Musa’s mother and join other Nigerians to pray for God’s comfort in his time of grief.
“Ahmed has shown dedication and commitment to the success of the National team which is about to begin preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations coming up later in the year.
“I pray for the repose of her soul and strength for the family to bear this great loss”, he added.
Meanwhile, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said the generality of Nigerian Football fraternity was taken aback by the loss of the Super Eagles’ ace’s mum.
“This is a huge shock. It is always a thing of grief and pain to lose either of one’s parents, no matter how old they were before they passed on. We share in Ahmed Musa’s sorrow at this period and we pray that God will enable him to muster the courage and give him the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray for the repose of the soul of the departed.
“Ahmed Musa has always shown a high level of dedication and patriotism in all the matches he has played for Nigeria. Everyone is in sympathy with him at this period.”