Nigeria—Henry Chekwuemeka Onyekuru a Nigerian professional footballer, playing as a winger for Monaco and Nigeria national team lost his mother in April this year and has returned home for the burial ceremony.
The Super Eagles star has headed to Owerri in company of his family members, as seen in his Instagram page. Henry’s mother died during the closing stages of last season.
Gatherings revealing that Nigeria’s sporting community was thrown into mourning the sad news of the death of Jessy Onyekuru, the mother to Henry Onyekuru.
The news was broken by his Turkish Super League club Galatasaray on their social media platforms. The club wrote.
“We have learnt with great sadness that our footballer, Henry Onyekurus’s precious mother, Jessy Onyekuru is dead. We send our deep-felt condolences to the family and pledge our support during this trying moment.”
With the conclusion of the football season the Nigerian footballer has retuned home and is headed to the burial ceremony of his late mother billed to hold in Owerri state.
Henry was spotted in a private jet, alongside his wife and children via a post he shared on his Instagram account with the caption.
“It’s difficult to face the fact that I am headed to my mother’s funeral but I know God know best. I am blessed to have a strong amazing woman by my side through this difficult time. Thank you all for your messages of support. I appreciate you.”
His close ally and footballer John Ogu was in panic during a moment of turbulence as he flew from Lagos to Owerri for the burial of Henry Onyekeru’s mother as seen on his Instagram page.
He was spotted in fear during the flight as they glided through turbulence midair.
“Wetin happen?” he screamed as others trolled him over his expression.