The Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are in grief.

This follows the confirmation that Leicester City chairman and owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The aircraft came down in a car park shortly after take-off at about 20:30 local time, around an hour after Leicester drew 1-1 with West Ham.

Leicester confirmed on Sunday that none of the five individuals on board at the time of the crash survived.

In separate posts via their social media handles, the Nigerian football stars joined other across the world to pay tributes to the man who turned Leicester City from a struggling Championship side to Premier League champions.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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Musa who has since left Leicester City for Saudi club Al Nassr wrote: “Someone special,will Not be forgotten,wonderful memories will live on forever,Death can never take a good man away,in the hearts of people he inspired,the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.He was a great man and father to many,may his soul RIP ?????? @LCFC”

On his part, a broken-hearted Iheanacho wrote: “May the good Lord accept your soul rest on boss ?????? #TheBoss”

Wilfred Ndidi who scored the last goal that the Leicester City boss ever scored on earth so sent his own tributes. 

He wrote: “You were far too kind and supportive. Thank you for all you did for the club, for always encouraging the team and coming all the way to watch me play at the world cup. Rest on sir  #theboss ????

On Sunday, Leicestershire Police named the other four victims as Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, two members of Srivaddhanaprabha's staff, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, although they said formal identification was yet to take place.

As a mark of respect, their EFL Cup match with Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed.

Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester in August 2010 for £39million and was named chairman in February 2011.

 He oversaw the Foxes' remarkable Premier League triumph in 2015-16, when Claudio Ranieri's 5000-1 outsiders stunned the footballing world.