Ugochukwu John Ogu, a Nigerian professional footballer and Super Eagles midfielder, has announced the death of his mother as he described Monday, January 25 as the worst day of his life.

The bereaved footballer took to the micro blogging platform, Twitter, to announce the death of his beloved mother, as he wrote;

“Worse day of my life.”

Though he didn’t state what happened, his mother’s death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on their verified Twitter handle on Monday January 25.

The NFF wrote;

“Our thoughts and prayers are with @NGSuperEagles midfielder @ogujohnugo following the passing of his Mom. May her gentle soul rest In peace.”

Fans were also quick to offer their condolence to the Super Eagles star, see some comments below;

@oma_ify20: So sorry for your loss, may her soul rest in peace

@Yincar: Sorry about your loss, John. She would continue to be very proud of you

@OkikeGodspower: Definitely not the worst the of your life. I pray that God will give you the peace of mind and grace to live on brother even as her soul rest on.

@Cybereagles: There’s never an age it gets easier to lose one’s parent. But be thankful she lived long enough to see the man you’ve become and to welcome her grandchildren. May the creator grant her eternal rest.

@Its_RajiEskay: May Almighty Allah ease our burden and console you on whatever hardship you are going through.
In Sha Allah

@Clasika_MIKE: my sympathies for what it is you are going through….Stay strong and May God help you