Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat Oshoala has added another angle to her emotional reaction and lamentations over the death of American basketball icon, Kobe Bryant, by chipping in a word of prayer for the late star’s family, megasportsarena.com reports.
Following confirmation that Kobe died with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in the ill-fated helicopter accident on Sunday, Oshoala admitted it was devastating news that hit the sporting world, and noted that the late star’s family needs prayers to stay strong and weather the storm in their time of grief.
The four-time African women footballer of the year went on to declare that she will forever have memories of The Mamba, as Bryant was fondly called during the 20 years he spent playing in USA ‘s National Basketball Association (NBA), with just a single club, Los Angeles Lakers.
Oshoala’s calls for prayer in support of Bryant’s family comes hot on the heel of additional reports that one of the late basketball star’s surviving three daughters, Natalia, was transferred to an emergency ward in hospital, after hearing news of the events that occurred last Sunday.
After hearing that her father and younger sister lost their lives, the 17-year-old Natalia Bryant, the oldest daughter of the legend, who died aged 41, had a critical asthma crisis that led to and hyperventilation, having been worsened by shock and panic.
Oshoala stated in her reaction on social media: “Horrible news for the sporting world ….. prayers up to his family. Prayers up for Kobe’s family…devastating news #KobeBryant #Mamba4Life💔 #RIPmamba.”